By David Aspinall
A cunning baby trolled his family with an impromptu group squat session.
Little Asher Arandela suddenly found himself with immeasurable power while surrounded by family and friends in Pearland, Texas, last month.
Stood in the middle of the island with mum Rebecca holding him, the 15-month-old suddenly squats to the surface and is instantly copied by his dad Audy and a couple of his uncles.
Clearly amused by the mimicry, Asher keeps dropping his baby bottom to the floor while everyone follows suit, leaving him gurgling uncontrollably.
Audy said: “At first, we thought it was cute.
“Then he started tricking us and then we thought it was hilarious and played along with it.
“When we saw him squatting down, and looking at all of us, we decided that he was trolling us.”
Asher suffers from a rare disease called Total Intestinal Aganglionosis, which disables the function of motility in his intestines.
He gets his feeds through his central line via Total Parental Nutrition (TPN), which is carried in the black backpack Rebecca is wearing in the video.
Instead of getting food for a baby, Audy and Rebecca have to make sure his central line is always intact and has no complications.
Audy said: “These moments are everything to us.
“The little moments of happiness are all the hope we have given his condition.
“Sepsis is a real threat in people that have central lines so that is something we have to monitor.
“Any type of fever over 100.4 is an automatic two-day admittance in the hospital so that we can rule out any central line infections.
“His future is uncertain, and we fear that we may outlive our child, something that no parent wants to endure.
“Hopefully it will bring joy to people and maybe reach out to another family that might have similar problems.”