Father’s ‘Hot Car Challenge’: Dad Films Himself In Hot Car To Show What Children Go Through When Forgotten [Video]

A father’s “hot car challenge” is gaining traction in headlines since his video on YouTube went viral. Terry Bartley of Greensboro, North Carolina was motivated to record a video of himself in a hot vehicle after learning of the horrific case involving the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris after he sat inside a hot, parked car for nine hours.

The YouTube video was picked up by ABC News and has well over 1.2 million views now. It was posted on June 20th.

Boys and girls are left in hot cars all too often every summer. The same is true for dogs. Bartley shows just what innocent children must endure when they’re left in a hot vehicle baking in the unforgiving sun. The North Carolina father’s act to raise awareness for protecting kids from this type of tragedy is making quite an impact.

Bartley filmed himself tolerating the unbearable conditions inside his car as he sweat and could hardly breathe on a 90-degree day. He wanted people to see what children feel like when they’re forgotten about in the back seat.