When you have 21 hours to kill, it's best to bring something to pass the time.
The boyfriend of TikToker @amberscxtt took that to a next level by bringing his entire gaming system with him.
What has the internet divided however, is those 21 hours he needed to fill, were waiting for his girlfriend to deliver their baby boy.
@amberscxtt captured her boyfriend playing video games from her hospital bed, in a video she subsequently posted on TikTok, which has since gone on to receive 2.1 million views.
Men bring something to keep you occupied during an induction ! #laboranddelivery #induction #tolac #vbac #ROMWEnextgen
Based on the caption, @amberscxtt seemed to think her boyfriend had found the perfect solution to pass the time until their son made his grand arrival.
"Men bring something to keep you occupied during an induction!"
@amberscxtt's TikTok followers, on the other hand, were more divided on how appropriate this was.
Some came to her boyfriend's defense, including a few other mothers who said they told their partners to do the same when they delivered their children.
Others had little to nothing nice to say about @amberscxtt's boyfriend, with many questioning what kind of father he would be and others accusing him of being disrespectful.
In response to all the negative comments aimed at her boyfriend, @amberscxtt subsequently published a number of follow up videos.
The first was directly aimed at a comment accusing her boyfriend of being "a child himself."
Reply to @crispy454 You wanted us to stare at each other for 21 hours?😂 he was available when I needed him the entire time😘 #newmom#PlutoTVDecades
@amberscxtt directly responded in the video's caption.
"Reply to @crispy454 You wanted us to stare at each other for 21 hours? He was available when I needed him the entire time."
The video's overlay addressed all the negative reactions to her boyfriend's decision to bring his gaming system to the hospital.
"Some of y'all annoying AF I allowed him to bring his gaming system."
The 18-second video then cut to her boyfriend changing their newborn son with great care, as well as holding him and kissing him as @amberscxtt took a picture of father and son.
A second follow up video featured @amberscxtt speaking directly to the camera, calling all the haters of her initial video "so mean."
Reply to @courrrtney1 🥲
"Y'all calling my man a deadbeat, telling me he's not gonna be helpful with the baby, calling him a man child or a child."
"Calling me dumb because I let him bring his gaming system to the hospital."
"Also calling me dumb for posting the video, and someone also said that 'if I didn't want to be attacked, I shouldn't have posted the video.'
@amberscxtt pointed out how it was likely none of the TikToker's who shamed and scolded her or her boyfriend likely read the caption in which she applauded her boyfriend for bringing his gaming system.
She also questioned how many of them realized he was playing the game during induction, as opposed to labor.
"Very briefly, we got to the hospital at 10 AM on Saturday, and I did not have my baby until 7 AM the next day."
Another follow up video, once again featuring @amberscxtt speaking directly to the camera, began with her fighting back at those who criticized her for replying to people's comments.
Reply to @ijwdance — I see a lot of people just hate men who choose to have gaming as a hobby. 🌚#
"How do y'all get to say stuff to me on my posts and I can't respond back?"
"And if I respond back I'm in denial about whatever y'all think I'm in denial about."@amberscxtt also asked fellow TikTokers how bringing video games is really any different than bringing a book or laptop, as well as wondering if people disapproved of his bringing the gaming system to the hospital or that he played video games in general.
"I think people are more upset about the game because there's this terrible misconception about people who play video games, which I'm learning."
"So Yeah, a lot of people are just projecting, and whatever."
A third, and what @amberscxtt hinted would be the final, follow up video was in direct response to a comment which claimed her boyfriend "[didn't] give a sh*t" about her, and claimed men who played video games were "extras in the world of reality."
Reply to @_jack_the_cat_ I didn’t know so many people hated people who played video games 😭 #cod
"This comment is so judgy."
"Now, don't get me wrong, there are tons of men and women who love their video games so much that they can't put them down and it's all they do, it's all they know."
"However, that is not our life, that is not our circumstance."
"He goes to work, he comes home at the end of the day, he plays he plays his game for a couple of hours, and then we do family time."
@amberscxtt also made it abundantly clear her boyfriend is a very present father and partner, and will even cut short his time playing video games if requested to do so.
And while the third follow up was, indeed @amberscxtt's final response to her TikTok haters, her boyfriend eventually made an appearance on her TikTok page.
Reply to @sxblime_ I’m going live tonight on twitch for this Call of duty tournament.. tune in to twitch.com/BlixkedupTK #gamingdad #bestdad
In the 24-second-video, the much maligned boyfriend invited all his fans, as well as his haters, to join him in a live Call of Duty tournament on Twitch.
@amberscxtt could be seen lovingly peeking at the camera from behind him.
Whether or not his appearance converted any of his earlier naysayers remains unclear, but one of the hashtags @amberscxtt placed in the video should be the only thing viewer's of any of the series of video's need pay attention to.