Dubsmash Dad: Eric Bruce’s YouTube Video Dubsmashing With Baby Gets 40,000 Views [Video]

A dad has taken his love for his baby and the Dubsmash app to new levels, and he now has a viral video on his hands.

The popular Dubsmash app allows people to dub other voices from famous movie scenes, songs, or other instances in place of their voices. Well, 30-year-old Eric Bruce took his dubsmashing to a whole new level when he incorporated his baby son Jack into the Dubsmash videos. Whether Jack was crying and Eric chose to sing Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” to baby Jack — or if the baby was grabbing his dad’s face and eyeglasses — Eric found fascinating and funny ways to keep his small son entertained with Dubsmash.


The obligatory “Hello” song by Adele was sung, and baby Jack laughed at some of the Dubsmash videos as he stared at himself through the selfie video and his dad and tried to figure out why dad’s voice sounded so funny. As reported by Today, Bruce’s video showed baby Jack trying to chop a piece of broccoli, so that was the perfect setting for Dana Carvey’s classic “Choppin’ Broccoli” song, even if the baby didn’t Dubsmash it, per se.

The compilation video above shows all the Dubsmash videos that Eric, who lives in Minneapolis, created to make his 31-year-old wife, Priscilla, laugh while she’s on the job. No doubt it had to be a joyful moment for the mom to receive such videos of baby Jack and know that he was at home having fun, Dubsmashing with dad.

“A year of dad and baby dubsmashing” is the name of the YouTube video uploaded two weeks ago, on January 18. Since that time, it has surged to 39,072 views and counting.

“A supercut of all the dubsmashes Jack and I sent to his mom in 2015.”

On their website, Dubsmash developers explains to consumers how easy it is to use their app.

“Finding your favorite sounds on Dubsmash is easy! You can discover sounds by browsing through the Soundboard categories or you can find specific sounds by using our search function. Once you are satisfied with the chosen sound, just click on it to start Dubbing. Let your imagination take over and don’t be afraid to add filters or text to make it even better! Why keep all the fun to yourself? You can share your Dubs with just your friends or be brave and share it with the whole world!”

Eric did just that: He shared his Dubsmash creations with the world, and apparently the world loves Eric’s Dubsmash creations. Priscilla works during the evening hours and on the weekends as a makeup and hair artist, so Eric took advantage of that time to bond with their son and send something funny to his wife.

Indeed, the world of YouTube and beyond is responding to the touching father-son relationship displayed between Bruce and the baby in the Dubsmash videos. The Dubsmash video idea was born in Eric’s mind shortly after Jack was born, on December 6, 2014. Jack needed minor surgery as a 3-week-old baby, which made it tougher for Priscilla to go back to work three weeks after that. Therefore, Eric made the Dubsmash videos to keep mom in the loop.

“It was a little glimpse into the past year of raising a baby and having good times together and bonding as father and son. And making sure his mom was happy and in the loop after going back to work…. It’s the equivalent of updating her with a picture, but trying to do something a little more special. It helps that I’m a huge ham. I had a blast, and it’s a great way to bond with him and learn how to be a dad and what to do with a baby when you’re alone with a baby for the day.”

Priscilla was the one who encouraged Eric to put all the videos together into one video since she loved getting the videos that made her laugh. She called them a bright spot in her day. Eric said that Jack played the straight man in the comedy duo of father and son since most of the time Jack didn’t know what was going on in the Dubsmash videos.

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