Offbeat Video

By David Aspinall


This is the adorable moment a four-month-old tries bacon for the first time and won’t let go when mum tries to take it away.

While sitting in her car seat, sleepy Riley Smith is clearly not happy so mum Melissa tries a fool proof mood booster.

Placing an enticing bit of the cured pork in front of her, the hungry baby takes a few tentative tastes before her eyes widen in glee.

A now infatuated Riley gets a bit grumpy when Melissa moves the bacon away, even making a last-minute grab to keep the precious pork close.

Melissa, from Union City, Georgia, USA, said: “I knew Riley would love bacon as everyone else in the family does.

“We were on our way to her big sister’s field day and she was getting sleep fussy so I thought it might help.

“She carried on until I took it away and almost ripped it out of my hand.

“She does love food in general and when we let her lick ice cream, she almost took my finger off.”