A second--a-day video by dad Sam Cornwell splices together one second of every day of his son's first year – and it has gone predictably viral. His son, Indigo, is the main subject, but the love shown by the characters who pop in throughout – dad, mom, family, and friends – makes it all the better.
Indigo Cornwell was born a year ago on July 9, and every day since, his father has recorded a one-second video of him.
Dad Sam Cornwell got the idea from a lecturer who, speaking at a TED convention in 2012, said: "[A]s the days and weeks and months go by, time just seems to start blurring and blending into each other and ... visualization is the way to trigger memory."
Mr. Cornwell's video starts moments after his son was born. As the days and seconds go by, the initial uncertainty in Indigo's eyes gives way to trust and wonder and excitement. Indigo's growing up.