Picture the scene: you’re travelling on a plane, a bit moody because you’re tired and sitting in cramped conditions, when all of a sudden you feel something prodding you.
Turning around to see what it is, you spot a foot. Not your own foot, which is still stuck under your own seat, but the foot of the person sitting behind you.
Then, to make matters worse, you notice the foot is bare. No shoe, no sandal, not even a sock for God’s sake. A stranger’s naked foot has somehow made its way to your seat, as though it belongs there.
What do you do? Do you ignore the invading foot and pretend you’ve never even noticed it? Do you politely ask the stranger to move their foot? Or do you turn around and tell them to get their ‘stinky feet’ off your seat?
Well, if you’re a little boy who’s gone viral recently, the answer is most definitely the latter. After realising a bare foot was placed on his arm rest, the boy hilariously called out its owner.
In a post which has since gone viral on the little boy’s dad’s Facebook account, he can be seen looking at the camera with a cheeky look on his face, before announcing: ‘I’ve got stinky feet behind me’.
Take a look at the hilarious incident below:
Not being shy about the matter (because why would he be?), the four-year-old boy – Rodney Small – turns to face the offending person and shouts, ‘I have your feet behind me, I have your feet behind me’.
Incredible. The footage cuts off at that point, leaving us in the dark about what happened next and whether the owner of the foot moved the offending appendage.
Not to worry though, because UNILAD has spoken to Rodney’s dad, Darryl Small, about that hilarious reaction and what happened afterwards.
The father and son, from Houston, Texas, were flying to Orlando, Florida, recently on Rodney’s first ever flight when Darryl, 28, decided to film his reaction prior to takeoff. Instead, he got something so much funnier.
After Rodney noticed the woman’s foot on his arm rest, his dad said he looked shocked and asked her why she had her foot there.
The dad explained:
As a child he knew that putting your foot in someone else’s space was not kind at all. Although we don’t believe the lady intended to invade his space he reacted the way anyone else would react.
Sometimes adults hold back with confronting others to keep the peace but as a child he voiced his concerns and his facial expressions and reaction made it hilarious.
Luckily, there was no drama as the woman quickly moved her foot and apologised to him. Darryl wasn’t offended though, finding the entire thing hilarious – as any parent would.
The little boy isn’t shy about the limelight either, even having his very own Instagram page @justrodneyoneal where you can follow his adventures.
Well that’s my Tuesday brightened, I’ll make sure to have the same response if I get a stinky foot on my aeroplane seat in the future.
Even if it probably won’t end as hilariously as this.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).