Up next on Ninja Warrior, it's Lila from Denver
October 6, 2016 8:02 PM   Subscribe

Up next on Ninja Warrior! (Slyt) Lila's dad, who may be the best dad ever, builds his little ninja her own obstacle course. Lila completes the course, cheered on by her dad and many stuffed animals.
posted by Elly Vortex (20 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I like how the camera just starts to dash toward her when it looks like she's going to fall off the hangy step things before she recovers.
posted by figurant at 8:28 PM on October 6, 2016 [11 favorites]

What a sweetie! She was soooo happy at the end!
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:34 PM on October 6, 2016

She has a parkour obstacle course and a Christmas tree collection in her back yard. She's living the life.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:30 PM on October 6, 2016 [4 favorites]

That is adorable.
posted by suelac at 10:21 PM on October 6, 2016

This is basically the cutest thing that I've seen all week, and I needed that. Thank you for posting it.
posted by mishafletch at 1:00 AM on October 7, 2016

That's the kind of encouragement that leads to a very healthy obsession. She'll be a beast in 15 years.
posted by Punkey at 1:18 AM on October 7, 2016

Very impressed with the one-handed zip wire! Excellent stuff.
posted by Stark at 1:32 AM on October 7, 2016

Great video, but almost certainly not the original. The YouTube poster's other videos are all random stuff stolen from elsewhere, much of it pretty vile. I regret giving that person my click.

From the description, it looks like it's from a GoFundMe campaign, which is still open, which I believe is against the rules here.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:19 AM on October 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

Real Ninjas would not be excited by cheering. They would be caught in the act and probably executed. Also they would be wearing black.
posted by sexyrobot at 4:38 AM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

I love the stuffed animals! Like all of a sudden there's a T-Rex starting up at her, just part of the audience.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:42 AM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

It's important to never put the cart before the course.
posted by SPrintF at 5:42 AM on October 7, 2016

As an alternative source to the sketchy YT account, this FB account (American Ninja Warrior Nation) seems to have authorization to post the video. Worked for me without an FB login.
posted by jklaiho at 6:00 AM on October 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

Sorry about the crappy link, folks. I am a non-facebooker but the link that jklaiho used above ^^^ works just fine for me.

Mods, ok to switch out the evil link for the less evil link?
posted by Elly Vortex at 7:16 AM on October 7, 2016

[Swapped, ninja onward!]
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:35 AM on October 7, 2016 [3 favorites]

The popularity of this video in my Facebook friends from high school and college talking about how now their similarly aged daughters will be asking for this because their daughters are obsessed with American Ninja Warrior makes me really proud of my college friends.

I, for one, welcome the next generation of ninja warrior overlords.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:51 AM on October 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

Wow, this is something I would have beasted through as a child, how sweet of her dad and how badass she is!! Too bad I spent all of my time suffering rote memorization. I'm 24, I should probably go reclaim my childhood.
posted by yueliang at 8:15 AM on October 7, 2016

This kid is going place. In many, many ways.
I love this. Good on Dad for building such a neat course. Good on Lila for being such an awesome warrior!
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 8:43 AM on October 7, 2016

She is the most adorable ninja warrior ever but I kind of winced when she got to the crate on top of the shed roof. I was convinced she was going to get her shoe caught and fall off the roof. In a backyard full of potential hazards, I'm not sure why that one stood out to me. Maybe because one of my pediatric emergency medicine friends casually asked me "Orthopedics height or neurosurgery height?" when I mentioned that my kids have a bunk bed.
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis at 9:39 AM on October 7, 2016 [3 favorites]

That was adorable, but that girl is also more badass than I am since I would've hesitated on all the grabbing-at-plywood parts because OMG SPLINTERS.
posted by psoas at 9:54 AM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Finally, a course I could complete.
posted by AFABulous at 7:32 PM on October 7, 2016 [3 favorites]

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