Local couple speaks about viral video featuring their baby

2:16 AM, Feb 28, 2011   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) --  This is 10-month-old Micah. His father, Marcus McArthur, tells NewsChannel 5 that the video he made featuring his son has gone viral.

McArthur says he's finishing up his doctorate at SLU and applying for professor jobs.  When he received yet another rejection letter he ripped it in half and baby Micah started laughing uncontrollably, so he started ripping credit card statements and the sweet sounds of laughter continued.

Actress Alyssa Milano caught wind of it, and tweeted a link to the video, and the rest is history.

"I mean, we were in shock," explained Mandi, his mother.  "I was thinking, out of all the people that could tweet it or post it on their facebook, she's the one who I wanted to be when I was a little kid."

"Good Morning America" even aired the video Saturday morning. Baby Micah now has more than 210,000 views.

The McArthurs have received offers from folks wanting to buy the rights to the video ranging from $25 to $300, but they've declined, saying the video is just for fun, not for sale.

"The laughter is lighting up people's day, so that's all we really care about," Marcus added.




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