'Fearless' Toddler Fights Off Spider Decoration at Illinois Halloween Store

Frank McCormick captured a video of his three-year-old son, Charlie, engaging in a ‘boxing match’ with an animatronic spider decoration at a Vernon Hills, Illinois, Halloween Spirit store on October 13.

McCormick told Storyful he did not anticipate Charlie’s reaction to seeing the spider, but is not surprised because Charlie loves monsters and dinosaurs and has always been “fearless”. He also said that Charlie loves Halloween, which he calls “Fooky”.

“He is a very sweet and loving little boy that always wants to pet and hug everything, even scary things, until they come at him, then the gloves come off,” added McCormick. Credit: Francis McCormick via Storyful