When Markus McArthur took video of son Micah laughing uproariously and put it on YouTube, he just thought it was a cute video to share with Micah’s mom while she was at work. McArthur, currently a stay-at-home dad, was ripping up another job rejection letter when he heard his son giggling and turned on the camera.

Two months and some 860,000 views (and counting), McArthur appeared on Today on March 1, 2011 to explain how his video sensation came to be.

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