VIDEO: Father, Son Duo with Viral Video Scooped Up by Denny's for Commercial

Rebekah Sager
June 18, 2019 - 2:15 pm

When Shanieke Pryor shared a video on Facebook of her husband and 19-month-old toddler son chatting and watching TV, she never would have imagined it would reach over 58 million people, and end up in starring in a Denny's commercial. 

The video, which has captured the hearts of  millions captured Deztin and Kingson Pryor during mid-conversation watching "Empire." Even though Kingson can't speak yet, dad reacts as if he fully understands his son's gibberish. 

Denny's appeared to have caught wind of the viral post and secured the father-son duo for a Father's Day commercial. 

It’s just been crazy,” Shanieke told The Leaf Chronicle in an interview. “I think sometimes we’re just in disbelief on just how fast it has grown. My husband didn’t even know I had posted it.”

Kingston's father told Leaf Chronicle his son appears to know that he's a star. “I feel like he understands. He’s been walking around the house like he knows he’s famous, and I don’t like it at all,” he laughed.