Kelly is a professor of political science at Pusan National University in South Korea.
Grabbing both children by their arms, the mother drags them backwards but in her hurry, accidentally knocks books off the nearby table before banging into the door which had slammed behind her.
Kelly was being interviewed on live television about the recent upheaval in South Korea that resulted in the removal of President Park Geun-hye when suddenly the door behind him opened.
Anchor James Menendez attempts to continue the interview after telling Kelly a child had walked into the room.
Viewers didn't get to learn the professor's views on the future of Korea but the interview went viral nonetheless.
Video interviews from home always bear the risk that something will disrupt the professionalism and seriousness of the moment.
She briefly fiddled with a toy behind him as Kelly continued to stare into the camera. Mom crawling on her knees and reaching up to pull the door shut is the Italian chef's kiss to close out the whole thing.
"My apologies, my apologies", he repeats before closing his eyes.
Then, the piece de resistance: the woman who came sliding in like a cartoon character to wrangle the children out of the room. The cable news channel posted the interview Friday morning on its Facebook page, and the video had already been viewed more than 6 million times in less than three hours. Professor Kelly responded: "What would that mean, please?"