Take a deep breath and get ready to lose your shit, because this video is about as beautiful as it gets.
Christmas is upon us and like many of you, I like to spoil my kids. I like to see a tree full of presents and I LOVE seeing their little faces come alive as they rip the wrapping paper off and squeal excitedly when they see what Santa has brought them.
As much as I love this, I feel a little conflicted sometimes because I know that this has become an expectation in their little minds. If they woke on Christmas morning to one gift under the tree, I know their hearts would sink. This makes me feel grateful that we can buy them several things we know they have been pining for throughout the year, but also guilty (and a little ashamed of myself) that Christmas seems to be more materialistic than I ever would have liked.
The video below is seriously one of my all-time YouTube favourites and it NEVER fails to make me cry like a little baby and we’re not just talking a sniffle, but a full nose-burning, tear-rolling, throat-clenching sob.
This little boy from Argentina was given the gift of a chopping board for his birthday from his parents. He opened it, and proceeded to thank his parents, telling them how great the board would be for chopping up vegetables.
The only thing better than the surprise his parents had in store for him is his beautiful reaction.
You’re gonna cry.
A rough translation of the video’s dialogue:
Boy: Oh, wooden board! (Smiles)
Dad: What does it say?
Boy: 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?
Boy: 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.
According to Inquistr, “This little boy knew that his parents had fallen on hard times and was just thankful to receive any gift.”
“His mother had saved money to buy her grateful son the one gift she knew he wanted more than anything, a tablet computer.”
How amazing is this kid – and how extra amazing are his parents for raising such a grateful and beautiful little boy.
Do you spoil your kids at Christmas time?