A father of quintuplets has sparked controversy after he shared a video of him 'walking' his five-year-old children online.
Jordan Driskell, from the US state of Kentucky, uploaded a clip to Instagram of him walking with his five young children, Zoey, Dakota, Hollyn, Asher and Gavin, with a lead attached to a harness on each of the children.
The clip quickly went viral, having been viewed over three million times at the time of writing - and gained the attention of people both for and against using leashes on children.
"They are humans, not dogs," one person commented.
"Can't you just train your children well? Explain to them why it's dangerous to run away," another said.
But some people agree with Driskell's decision, claiming they too use a lead.
"Considering my 2-year-old tried to bolt into the street, yeah, we use leashes too now," one person wrote.
"Better safe than sorry. If I had that many I would do the same. Rock on!" another said.
Speaking to the TODAY Show, Driskell explained that his kids like to run off and explore, so he and his wife Briana use the leads for peace of mind.
"Kids are so curious - they want to run off and explore," Driskell told TODAY Parents. "For our own peace of mind and sanity, we use a leash. It also allows us to leave the house and do fun stuff as a family without being stressed."
He said at one point they had a six-seat pram to cart the children around, but that got too bulky and the children wanted to walk.
"A leash gives them the opportunity to do that - but we're still in control," he told the outlet.
"They love it."