If you ever wanted to see an example of bad parenting, it could not get any better than this (See video below).
The YouTube video, which clearly shows two unidentified kids taking a Ferrari F430 Scuderia (CH 04K 8545) for a spin on the streets of Shoba City in Thrissur district of Kerala, has triggered a major controversy.
The parents of the children have drawn flak from international websites for letting the kids loose on the streets for a joyride in the dangerous Italian exotic. The video clearly shows that the adult who filmed it simply handed over the car keys to the children and encouraged them to show off their prized posession to their friends in the neighbourhood. Miraculously, the kids manage to avoid crashing their six-figure-supercar during their joyride .
To top it all, the kids are seen driving without a seatbelt and are not even supervised by an adult.
Mark Pereira of Autoblog Canada has lashed out at the parents saying, "As car enthusiasts, we kinda all wish our parents were this awesome, but as fellow drivers we can't help but think of the ways this dangerous joyride could've gone seriously wrong."
The video, which has been viewed by 349,929 people, offers no clue to the identity of the kids or the person who filmed the video, but it shows a woman capturing the kids's performance on her phone. Ferrari F430 is considered the most dangerous and powerful racing car in the world.
While this video, posted on April 10, has been grabbing eyeballs, it is not the first time these kids have taken to the wheel. Another video of these kids driving a Range Rover is doing the rounds on the Internet. However, in this video the kids are accompanied by an adult.
I bet these kids consider themselves the luckiest in the world, and so do we, but for a different reason.