Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on Instagram a video of his brief interlude on the Delhi Metro with a toddler on his way to an event in the capital. PM Modi took the Metro ride on a packed day that began with a top-level security meeting following India's air strike targeting a major terror training camp within Pakistan.
"With my adorable friend. Watch," PM Modi posted on Instagram after the ride. He was seen in a playful exchange with a little boy sitting in his father's lap. As his father was busy trying to take a selfie with the Prime Minister, the child was busy "fending off" his playful ear-tugging.
The video has received 4.3 million views since it was posted yesterday.
PM Modi has often been seen enjoying this little game with young children.
On his 68th birthday on September 17 last year, he posted a picture with "young friends" in Varanasi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh. A photo captioned "My young friends and I" showed him pulling a boy's ear.
There have been several such moments over the past few years.
During Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to India, PM Modi tweeted a throwback photo featuring Mr Trudeau's nine-year-old daughter Ella-Grace Margaret.
I hope PM @JustinTrudeau and his family had a very enjoyable stay so far. I particularly look forward to meeting his children Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Here is a picture from my 2015 Canada visit, when I'd met PM Trudeau and Ella-Grace. pic.twitter.com/Ox0M8EL46x— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 22 February 2018
Another photo showed PM Modi pulling the ears of actor Akshay Kumar's son Aarav.
Proud moment in a father's life, when the Prime Minister pulls your son's ear in jest & calls him a good boy ;) pic.twitter.com/0NWRyDtWh6— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 6 February 2016
Akshay Kumar had tweeted: "Proud moment in a father's life, when the Prime Minister pulls your son's ear in jest & calls him a good boy ;)".
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