Babies Being Scared of Their Own Shadows Is Hilarious, and We Are All Terrible People for Laughing

Anyone who knows me is aware that I am a sucker for baby videos because, hello, babies are adorable. Luckily, the Internet is more than happy to provide me with hilarious videos starring babies because I’m not the only one out there that feels this way.

That being said, this compilation video of babies being scared of their own shadows is probably the highlight of my week so far. I sometimes feel bad about laughing about smaller, vulnerable creatures being confused about things like object permanence; but, honestly, I defy you not to laugh along with the parents who are filming these adorable toddlers.

Aside from having a last name that is difficult for telemarketers to correctly pronounce, Jordan Gripenwaldt is a degree-wielding Anthropology major and aspiring novelist who has swapped research paper deadlines for article deadlines. In addition to having a deep and abiding love for musical theatre, 80′s power ballads, social justice, television, and grandpa sweaters, she is also the proud and very excited Executive Editor of Germ Magazine and can be reached at


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