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This photo perfectly captures what happens when 16-year-old guys babysit

Elise Solé

Twitter has crowned an adorable boy sitting in a Louis Vuitton purse the happiest baby on the internet.

“This is what happens when I ask my little brother to keep an eye on my son,” mom Iliana Elias, 21, tweeted August 6th, along with the image of her 9-month-old son Lamar, Jr., a.k.a., LJ.

A photo of 9-month-old Lamar Jr., happily sitting in a purse is going viral. (Photo: Twitter/__Ily4)

More than 55,000 people liked the photo and it was re-tweeted more than 14,000 times. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cuter, happier baby!” someone wrote. “Never in my life have I been this happy. Clearly, I needed to hang out in a purse,” commented another. And one observed, “Little man is really content tho!” 


“My 16-year-old brother Zion was watching LJ while I got ready for work, and I walked in the room and he was carrying him in my purse,” Elias, a student, and manager at a Chicago-based restaurant, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “He figured LJ would fit in there.”

Elias, who snapped a photo and tweeted it, says her son loves to smile. “He’s always giggling,” she says. “Right now, he’s in a curious phase and copies everything we do — and he’s learning how to kiss.”


The attention from the photo has gotten Elias and her boyfriend (LJ’s father) considering baby modeling as a potential career.

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