A one-year-old girl has been hailed as the ‘smartest kid ever’ after successfully navigating out of a locked car.
Apranna Lukie, of Greenwood, South Carolina, shared online footage of her daughter Z’Naria getting out of her car seat and climbing into the front of the car to open the door after being locked with the keys still in the ignition.
The American Automobile Association estimates that around four million drivers in the United States lock themselves out of their vehicles every day.
But while it’s one thing to leave your keys in a locked car, it’s quite another when a young child is also stuck in the vehicle.
said Luke news week The incident happened while she was visiting a cemetery with her daughter and grandmother to pay homage to some relatives.
“Because we didn’t stay long, I left the keys in the ignition and got out to get the baby. Her door was locked, so I told my grandmother to unlock it,” she said. “Instead of unlocking the door, she locked ALL the doors of the car and closed the door.”
She said her grandma was upset when she realized what had happened.
“My grandmother panicked and wanted to call for help,” Lukie said. However, the mother noticed something about her daughter that made her confident that the situation could be resolved without having to call a locksmith.
“Because the baby wasn’t buckled up properly, I knew he could wriggle out of the car seat,” Lukie said. “The front doors open automatically when you pull the latch. So I knew it would be easy for her to open the door.”
Lukie stood by the car window and guided her infant daughter through the process, which began with her navigating out of the seat belt before making her way to the front of the car.
In truth, Z’Naria made it look easy by crawling into the front seat before opening the door lock, much to the delight of her mother, who was waiting outside.
However, when she listened to her mother’s instructions and acted accordingly, the little baby showed an understanding and intelligence that belied her young age.
According to the CDC, young children by the age of one should be able to wave goodbye and understand the word no. Your cognitive abilities should focus on putting items in containers and finding things to hide on you.
Children in this age group are also expected to stand, walk and drink from uncovered cups. But hearing relatively complex instructions for getting out of a car, getting out of a car seat, and crawling to the front seat before unlocking the door and exiting the vehicle? This definitely exceeds all expectations for a one year old or even a two year old.
Lukie apparently agreed that what unfolded was something special, which explains why she caught the whole thing on camera. “It was originally a video to be sent to the family, but they suggested I make a TikTok out of it,” she said.
The clip proved a hit on social media, amassing over 445,000 hits, with viewers flooding the comments section with messages of praise for the super-smart toddler.
ChrisChris01 commented, “Too smart!!! I’m surprised she didn’t start the car and drive away!!” while poppakeith0 said she was “19 months in 19 years”.
Nicolelifeofaball said, “My baby just looked at me like I was crazy when I did it,” and ltee410 wrote, “Never stop challenging her! This baby is smart. There are no borders.”
Elsewhere, brian_o_connor103 declared Z’Naria the “smartest kid ever,” while RiddleMeSick declared, “This baby for the President! So smart. You should give him a key to the city.
Lukie is certainly a very proud mother.
“After that I gave her hugs, kisses, high fives and I told her how proud I was of her,” she said. “And she’s getting a big surprise this weekend.”
Z’Naria will be 2 years old in April. By then she’ll probably want to start driving.