A man in the United States brought his complete gaming system (Xbox, monitor and headset) to a hospital where his girlfriend was in labor.
The video of the future dad was posted on TikTok by his girlfriend Amber and has since gone viral. It was reportedly viewed over 1.6 million times and garnered 45,000 likes and 3,200 comments.
In the clip, the man can be seen sitting at the foot of the hospital bed playing a shooting game while his girlfriend watches.
The man apparently brought his game console to ‘kill time’ as his Amber had been in labor for 9pm.
“My boyfriend brought his entire gaming system to the hospital during my 21 hour induction,” Amber wrote at the top of the video, according to the Mirror.
However, several people were unhappy with the man’s behavior and many questioned his commitment to taking care of his pregnant partner.
“Wow. Red flag my friend,” one user commented.
“I love my games but never tried to, I have better things to worry about,” said another user.
Someone else said, “I wouldn’t mind after work, but during, that’s another story.”
But there were others who jumped up to defend the man.
One person said, “I mean, what did you want him to do? Sit around for 21 hours watching her? She was probably more amused watching him play… I would be.”
Another viewer commented, “I also went through a long induction process and I sure wouldn’t mind if my kid’s dad brought his game.”
However, the new mum was quick to come to her partner’s defense, saying she was ‘okay’ with the dad bringing her console and that she hadn’t really felt any pain until 7pm. have passed.
Amber also assured everyone that she too has a way to pass the time by watching movies and browsing TikTok.
(With agency contributions)