September 24, 2015 5:31 PM EDT

Family first.

This boy playing baseball knows where his priorities lie. The little leaguer pauses right in the middle of running the bases to tell his first base coach that he loves him. As it turns out, the coach is also his father. Dear old dad’s urging for him to keep running to second is shut down by his son’s declaration of love.

“Hey, I like you and I love you,” the boy says.

But dad isn’t quite so easily convinced to give up on his son’s sports future, responding, “I love you, too. Run to second base.”

 

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