TV show host Donal Skehan was holidaying in San Francisco with his wife, parents and pet dog Max when they stopped to take a photo against the iconic "Painted Ladies" homes. As they jumped for a fun family photo, Max too jumped in excitement. The result was a hilarious, perfectly-timed photo that has gone viral on Instagram which has over 15,000 likes in about three days.
Max, whose Instagram bio says he enjoys "the finer things in life", grabbed Donal's father's shorts as the family jumped for the photo.
"And this is the moment our family portrait went all WRONG! @maxskehan our dog who loves my dad more than anything got a little excited when he posed for a jumping shot outside San Francisco's famous painted ladies!" Donal Skehan wrote on Instagram with the hilarious photo that he called "#crotchgate"
And this is the moment our family portrait went all WRONG! @maxskehan our dog who loves my dad more than anything got a little excited when he posed for a jumping shot outside San Francisco's famous painted ladies! One of those perfect moments where the camera and timing works out just right!!! Puts a whole new meaning on "crotch shot"! Does anyone have any ice? #crotchgate
Deluged with queries about his dad, Donal explained in a subsequent post that his father was wearing 'low crotched shorts' and Max has a very 'gummy bite'. So, it's all cool. No love lost there. They're still BFFs
Thanks for all the concern on the last photo after #crotchgate- I can safely report that @maxskehan and Dad are still best of pals- my dad would like it pointed out that he was wearing low crotched shorts and that Max has a very gummy bite and that the family jewels are all still in tact! The Christmas cards are gonna look great this year- Family photo gold!
#Crotchgate gave plenty of laughs to people on Internet who enjoyed Max's honest mistake.
'irishgirlvibes' wrote, "Maybe Max thought it was fetch".
"Ooouuuccchhhhh! Hope he's ok! Great shot to look back on though!" said 'judyjudejude'. Click for more trending news