A dad has become a viral hit after posting a video of him threatening to send his cheeky son into space – with a car ejector seat.
Joker Jonny Corbett uses a red “SOS” button in his BMW to keep his excitable son, Charlie, in check when he starts playing up.
The 28-year-old dad-of-two filmed Charlie’s hilarious reaction as they waited for wife, Bethany, 31, and daughter, Annabelle, 18 months, as they nipped into Tesco.
The one-and-a-half minute video shows Charlie squirming in his back seat as dad distracts him from wanting his smart phone when he presses a catch above the windscreen to reveal an ominous-looking red square button.
He hovers his finger over the button and says: “Charlie, can you see the button? Can you tell me what it does?”
Charlie replies: “I go into space.”
Charlie then shouts: “No, no, no, don’t press it. No, Daddy, no. Just close it up.”
And then assures his dad: “Daddy, if I tell you I love you and I kiss you and I want to play with you, that means I never go into space.”
Corporate salesman Jonny, of York, said: “We’ve been having fun with the ejector seat button for as long as we can remember.
“I now reveal the button if Charlie gets a bit twitchy when he’s sat bored strapped in the car.
“I often video us doing things and thought Charlie looked really funny. It was only when I uploaded it to Facebook that I was astounded by how many people started liking it.
“It is a funny video. I’m really not that mean to Charlie. We’re just having fun.”
The button is a new addition to the latest BMW models and allows a driver to send out an alert in the event of an accident.