This video has been floating around the net for a couple days, but it was just too damned cute for us not to post it. I wonder if this dad got the idea from watching E.T.? Either way, this is either one of the coolest ways I’ve ever seen a parent wrangle his kid… or one of the most blatant cases of child abuse… I’m just not sure yet.

If the kid is smart, she’ll eventually learn to equate candy with imprisonment and she’ll be one of the healthiest children of her generation. Sure, she might have panic attacks on Halloween and she may cry at the sight of a PEZ disepenser, but it will all be worth it in the end… right?