This 'superhuman' baby gymnast's skills are both adorable and terrifying

By Marelize Potgieter
06 July 2016

He's two. Two!

Nope, no CGI here. But you won't believe your eyes when you see the acrobatic moves two-year-old Arat Hosseini is capable of.

The little Iranian boy started doing gymnastics when he was only nine months old. Today he can do a backwards somersault and handstands and climb walls and ladders, to mention just a few of his tricks.

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Arat’s parents, Mohamad and Fatemeh, who live in Babol in the province of Mazandaran in Iran, say Arat has had no formal training and practises for 10 to 20 minutes day. Most of his tricks are done with equipment you’ll find in any house.

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“One day when he was three months old I returned home from work and put my finger in Arat's hand. He got up slowly and, gripping my finger very tightly, pulled his legs off the ground,” Mohamad says, according to MailOnline. “At the time I noticed the strength and power Arat had and was very surprised.”

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Mohamad gave up his job to be with Arat every day and help him with his gymnastics.

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The little acrobat has 320 000 followers on Instagram.

?? Arat says : i love marecelo ? ??@marcelotwelve @marcelotwelve , We wish you success ? .

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Sources: Iranwire.com; Dailymail.co.uk, The Mirror.co.uk

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