Brotherly love! Watch adorable moment boy refuses to hand baby brother back to his mum

Chloe Best

No sibling rivalry here! When three-year-old Waylon Matthews' baby brother Lawless was born in October he was instantly smitten, and wanted to spend as much time as possible with the newborn. In an adorable video shared by their mum Emily Matthews on Facebook, Waylon refuses to hand back his five-day-old brother so he can spend more time cuddling him at their home in Jackson, Tennessee.

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"What have you got?" Emily can be heard asking her son in the short clip.

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Waylon Matthews is smitten with his baby brother

"Baby Wallace," Waylon replied, mispronouncing his brother's name.

"Can I have him?" Emily asks.

"No," the three-year-old says defiantly, before stroking his brother's head gently and kissing him.

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Waylon kissed his brother and refused to hand him back to their mum

The mother-of-two posted the video on Facebook in October but it has continued to go viral, having been viewed 69 million times and shared by over one million users.

Emily has since admitted that she was "a little worried" about the video going viral at first, but says it is "a pretty nice thing to put out there".

She told the Jackson Sun: "I don't think baby Lawless could ask for a better big brother than him. Honestly, I just hope it has more of an impact on people showing love to each other instead of all the hate. Think about what's really important."

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The video has been viewed over 69 million times to date

The proud mother also opened up about the support she has received from her eldest son, explaining: "He's the biggest helper I could ever ask for."

Emily's mother Sandy Dixon said of the video's success: "It's sharing the love. It is. I think that's what got to everybody, just it's so real.

"He's been like that since (Lawless) was born. He just loves this baby."