Baby Mugging: Who Knew Babies in Mugs Were So Cute
Coffee in a mug? Soup in a mug? Baby in a mug? Bizarrely enough, yes. “Baby Mugging” is the latest viral sensation, inspired by mommy blogger and advertising creative director, Ilana Wiles of New York City. Two weeks ago, Wiles took a photo of her 5-month-old baby girl, Harlow, lying on the floor with a coffee mug perfectly positioned in front of her, creating the illusion that Harlow was actually inside the mug. She posted the funny photo to her Instagram account, Facebook page and Mommy Shorts blog, soliciting others to make their own recreations using the hashtag, #babeinamug. The response has been overwhelming. “It’s just the silliest thing. I never expected people to get so into it,” Wiles told ABCNews.com. Spinoffs have started to take off too, from “College Roommate in a Mug,” to “Husband in a Mug,” to “Newscaster in a Mug.” Check out the adorable, almost drinkable babies below.