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Viral videos warn of leaving children in hot cars

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Terry Bartley, a father of three from North Carolina, posted a video to YouTube warning of leaving children inside hyper-heated vehicles. Terry Bartley, a father of three from North Carolina, posted a video to YouTube warning of leaving children inside hyper-heated vehicles.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The death of a 22-month-old boy left for eight hours in an overheated car in Georgia has prompted a string of videos warning parents not to leave children in vehicles. 

A video posted to YouTube by a father of three from North Carolina shows the man dripping in sweat inside a car with the windows rolled up. In the 90-second clip, Terry Bartley says the temperature is 86-90 degrees outside.

"I want to know how it feels," Bartley says as he looks directly into the camera. The clip titled- 'Don't Leave Ur Kids In Car' - has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.

In another viral video, a police officer in Louisiana sits in his overheated vehicle warning parents of the danger. 

Earlier this month, Justin Ross Harris, 33, of Marietta, Ga., was charged with the murder of his son. Harris told investigators he had forgotten to drop the child off at daycare while he was at work. But police say Harris may have intentionally killed the boy. 

17 children between the ages of two months and five years old have died this year after being left in hot cars. Approximately 35 children die from heat stroke in cars each year, according to KidsAndCars.org.

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