“I’m the mean shadow mom and I own it.”
That was Indianapolis mother Claire Holden’s comment on her own shadow puppet video, which Ellen de Generes posted to her Facebook page Monday after it went viral on Reddit in the first few days of June.
“You’ve got to hand it to this shadow,” the comedian and TV host (or one of her producers) joked in the post.
The video shows Holden’s adorable young daughter playing with the shadow of her mother’s hand as it dances on the wall. Suddenly, however, the shadow turns on her, and what the little girl does next has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media.