A father in Virginia who said his son was kicked off the bus for three days for bullying made him run to school instead. In the rain.

Bryan Thornhill's Facebook Live video, recorded while driving behind his 10-year-old son, has gone viral with over 24 million views. Thornhill says they joke that the boy will either be fast or obedient, but "so far we're working on fast."

Thornhill also shared video of his son's second and third morning jogs, along with parenting advice.

"If you get your panties in a wad seeing a kid jog, well I feel sorry for you," he said. "You probably need a lap or two."

A third video shows he and the boy's sister trying to run with him. The boy leaves his dad far behind.

Thornhill told 10News he knows some people might not agree with his parenting strategy, but he believes it was a good choice.

"There's plenty of people out there that aren't going to agree with it who think it's child abuse, those people don't know this kid," he said.

His son even said he didn't like having to run at first, but he realized it was better to listen to his dad.

"At first I didn't really want to but if I stop there will be worse punishment so I better keep on going," the son said.