Fox News host Brian Kilmeade brought a small child to tears on Thursday by hitting him in the face with a basketball.

Earlier this year, 24-month-old Titus became a viral sensation after his father posted a YouTube video of his knack for making trick shots on a kid-sized basketball goal.

And on Thursday, Titus took his talents to Fox & Friends, where resident sports expert Brian Kilmeade showcased his skills outside the studio.

After about a half dozen successful (and adorable) free throws, Kilmeade sloppily tossed the ball back to Titus, hitting him in the nose. The child immediately began to cry.

"I don't believe it," the Fox News host shrugged as the Titus wailed.

Following a commercial break, Kilmeade defended himself to a fellow host.

"Do you really feel that I was at fault there or should have Titus had his hands up?" he asked.

Watch this video from Fox News' Fox & Friends, broadcast July 11, 2013.