Here’s a video that will make you take inventory of your priorities. A young boy in Argentina is opening his only birthday present from his parents, but wrapped in the iPad-sized package is a gag gift: a wooden cutting board. Not exactly the preteen holy grail, right? But the joke is actually on the boy’s parents, because you can’t prank THE WORLD’S GREATEST CHILD.
The young man’s grateful reaction to the gag gift might have made the parents squirm with guilt, but it shouldn’t have. His thankfulness only confirms that they’ve done a wonderful job raising him. Plus, they also got him a real gift, and his reaction to that one is just as touching.
Here’s a rough translation of the boy’s reaction upon opening the wooden cutting board:
Kid: Oh, wooden board! (Smiles)
Dad: What does it say?
Kid: It’s nice, it is to put meat on it and cut it with a knife. Now I’m only missing a fork.
Dad: Yes, but what does the card say?
Kid: I’ve read it already. “For you to eat barbecue with your knife. We love you a lot mom and dad.” Thanks!
Mom: You can use any fork. (Hug.) I love you.
The parents eventually give the young man a second box — his real gift. Upon realizing what’s inside, he gets up to hug his parents before taking out the new tablet to play with it. This kid is the best.