Toddler’s Faceswap with Thomas the Tank Engine is the Best of Technology
(Instagram / irenechou0320)
Snapchat’s faceswap filter may no longer be at the top of the cultural zeitgeist, but it still has the ability to make everyone laugh. Case in point: Irene Chou, a tattoo artist in Taiwan, uploaded a snap of her toddler son pulling off one of the most perfectly executed faceswaps in history – with a Thomas the Tank Engine ride-on toy.
Now, I’ve been known to dabble in Snapchat’s Faceswap feature. I’ve swapped mugs with my dog, my kids, and even BeyoncÃ© (okay it was her face on a magazine cover), so I know a good swap when I see one. And this, my friends, is easily one of the best. There are so many elements that came together perfectly, but I think the adorable round cheeks of Chou’s son are what really put this over the top.
I can’t stop laughing! Chou’s son and Thomas the Tank Engine are basically one and the same. And the fact that it’s a video makes this even more epic. I especially love how the little boy just happily goes on playing, seemingly oblivious to his advanced social media mastery.
Honestly, this is even better than my Faceswap withÂ BeyoncÃ©.
If all of that cuteness isn’t enough for you, Mama Chou uploaded a drawing she did of the legendary Faceswap that really puts the whole incident over-the-top.