Nanny Cam Stories That Aren't What You Would've Expected To Find, Instead They're Wholesome and Heartwarming

by Shasta

Home security cameras have become a re-occurring trend in society. Sadly enough, many people just cannot be trusted. As more high def cameras become affordable, the stories that come with them are become more diverse as well.

Reddit user kndthr made a great attempt to gather some of these stories by talking to his fellow users online.

Parents with Nanny Cams, what have you caught your babysitter doing?

The result? Over 8,000 responses! Of course there are plenty of the expected horror stories, but there were also a very surprising number of warm ones that were packed full of love and intention.

So feast your eyes folks. This is where the humanity lies!

1. Awwe!

Once when we looked at the feed we saw the dogsitter there a solid 30 minutes early just petting the dogs and playing with them.
She’s since retired from working, but she was the sweetest old lady and we love her.
Another time my dad left a wad of cash ontop of the washing machine (about $600) and she put a rubber band around it with a note saying he misplaced it.
– SwiftScoutTeemo

2. Ohmygoodness!

My parents caught the baby sitter carrying our 60lb golden retriever like he was a baby.

3. Who would've guessed?!

We have cameras outside of our house. One day my neighbor told me that he saw my bunnies roaming the streets a few times. I didn’t believe him, so I took a look.
One time at work I looked at the cameras and saw the gate slightly open, so I rewound the footage. I go to work super early so I watched as my wife fed them, then got ready for work.
The bunnies peeked around the side of the house and waited to see my wife’s car leave, then the pushed on the gate hard enough for the latch to set free, then they left one by one.
Later before I got back home from work, they would make their way back and close the fucking gate. Smart little fuckers.
 – my-life-for_aiur

4. This is the best!

Once, I at the very last moment when no other babysitter was available, I hired one that as sort or notorious for not being good (not dangerous or anything like leaving the child unnaatended but like the type where she would not console the child if they were crying, punish them for doing small things).
While away I was very suspicious so I continuously was glancing at the baby cam.
The babysitter was playing with him, singing songs and completely engaging him well beyond the way you would expect somebody who was considered a bad babysitter to act.
Essentially, what happened was the babysitter got hired by a crazy parent who didn’t like her at all so they spread a bunch of mumbojumbo through the neighborhood. When I came home I gave her a very large tip and she was the one I always hired whenever I needed a babysitter.
– ZucchiniFace44

5. Of course, lol.

We have a security camera in my bedroom for my free roam bunny so we can keep an eye on her whilst on work, if we go on holiday ect.
Well my dad, is 50 and is a big bloke who acts like he doesn’t like pets came over to visit one day whilst I was out.
He went in my room and crouched down calling the bunny, he spent an hour trying to pet the rabbit and kept repeating in a soft voice “I’m not going to hurt you, I just want to pet you and see how fluffy you are”
He just about shit himself when I spoke through the security camera to tell him she’s very fluffy.
– raffmeup

6. My heart!

We have a nanny cam and we caught our nanny… dancing with our baby, making him laugh and giving him kisses.
She’s the best and the cameras gave us the peace of mind to know she really treats him like her own.
– veritaszak

7. Whoops, lol.

My aunt has a nanny cam and found my older cousin’s babysitter playing blackjack with him……she lost $50 lol

– dylanmg06

8. I love this so much!

I have caught her making pillow forts that are heavily resistant to the monsters that may or may not come out during heavy thunderstorms with my kiddo
… twenty minutes after bedtime!
– RealityJaunt

9. Haha the perfect moment captured.

She picked up our pug Doogie and was dancing around the living room with him while that “Hey, I just met you” song was playing.
– 46from1971

10. This is incredible!

My friend is a nanny and sometimes she takes the small human she watches and has her dance for the parents randomly in front of the camera or wave since it is a google hub and has photos of the parents.
Small gifts for the parents to find if they review the video from that day.
– A_C_Phantom

As technology feels more and more invasive as the days go on, it's a huge relief to hear about the times when humanity shines boldly through the darkness.