Okay so…this is awkward. And really creepy. Apparently there are not only grown men who act “like babies”, there are grown men who openly prefer to live like babies (e.g. sleep in cribs, suck on pacifiers and wear diapers) in the comfort of their own homes.
In this National Geographic clip, you will meet Stanley. He is a 29 year old man who likes to “play or be treated as a baby” by his caretaker, Sandra Diaz. Sandra is a former nurse, and also pretty creepy. We’re not sure how Stanley scammed Sandra into taking care of his penguin footie-pajama’d self, but by the way she rubs his head and gingerly bottle-feeds him, we’ll venture to say that she relishes her role.
According to the clip, Stanley spends about 50% of his life acting and living as an adult baby. The other 50% of his life (e.g. when he is venturing to Home Depot to buy wood to build an adult-size high chair) he switches to “adult mode”, dressing and moving around like an average adult human might. Although Stanley gives the example of someone who acts like a baby doing it to let off steam after a hard day at work, Stanley himself has no job. Both he and Sandra collect Social Security and spend their days running an online support group for other adult babies, constructing baby furniture strong enough to hold Stanley’s weight, and apparently eating massive amounts of fast foot to keep their weight up and those disability checks comin!
Stanley says got into this habit when he was about 14 years old. He thought his behavior was “weird” until he got onto the internet, and realized that other adults enjoy acting like babies too.
We thought we’d heard of strange things before, but this really takes the cake. We would like to make clear, this is an able-bodied man. It is clear from the film clip that he is a human with no physical handicaps that require him to be cared for as an infant, sleep in a crib or wear a diaper. HE JUST LIKES IT. There aren’t enough words to capture our true reactions to this one, so we’ll close with a simple and resound SFAR.
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