This is Imoh Umoren II and his father, indie filmmaker Imoh Umoren.
The 2-year-old and his dad live in Lagos, Nigeria. According to The Huffington Post, the smaller Imoh Umoren just started attending school and entered in the school-wide sporting events that were being held all week.
Umoren told The Huffington Post that his son practiced for his first running race all week on their front lawn, but when it came time for the competition, he lost for the most adorable reason.
My son finished 4th in the race because instead of running across the finish line he ran to hug me. Ah well won my heart pic.twitter.com/ww99o0qfSV— Imoh Umoren (@ImohUmoren) February 21, 2017
My son finished 4th in the race because instead of running across the finish line he ran to hug me. Ah well won my heart
"I think part of it may be that he always ran into my arms while we were doing our little training at home," said Umoren "But he’s a bit of a hugger, and maybe to him, that is a natural ending to a race: run into daddy’s arms."
Later in the day Imoh did get the chance to redeem himself. He ended up placing third in the second event.
Came 3rd in the second event. We move lol pic.twitter.com/XUqJg5gNEn— Imoh Umoren (@ImohUmoren) February 21, 2017
"I’m just really lucky to have him," Umoren told HuffPost, adding, "He’s a pretty smart kid for his age and can sense when you’re having a bad day and literally come and kiss you and offer you water. I’m trying to raise him to be a good man because in a crumbling world we need some sunlight."