A Louisiana man reportedly took his 5-year-old son to “a local dirt pit” recently where he showed the boy how to operate some heavy machinery. Near the end of the trip, he said he turned the controls of the backhoe over to his young assistant.

In video description on YouTube, the unidentified man shared his thought process.

“On our last load, I felt he was comfortable enough to do it on his own. So I stepped out, turned on the camera, and let him do his thing!”