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Best. Birthday. Ever.

I know I know, videos. They are a curse!

But I think not sharing this would make me the devil. It’s a lousy time of year, spring is taking FOREVER to get here, and it seems everywhere we turn there are just spoiled brats, jerks, and morons filling up the internet.

So it’s a real joy for me to be able to log in here and post this. Consider your day BRIGHTENED.

EDIT: For you guys asking, I guess he’d asked for an Xbox and his parents, to keep it a secret, told him money was “tight” and maybe they’d be able to rent one some weekend. Hence his shock and excitement. Also, I guess he broke his collarbone for his last birthday (kids do this) and that’s why his not being in the hospital is so cool. He does not have a terminal illness, don’t cry.

15 Responses to “Best. Birthday. Ever.”

  1. on 24 Feb 2008 at 2:30 am mark g

    I am just blown away by the gratitude of that kid. It almost made me cry. I don’t even know how I ended up on this blog. but thanks.

  2. on 24 Feb 2008 at 2:49 pm Hottdog

    that was sweet. i’m glad there are kids out there that know a good thing when they see it.

  3. on 24 Feb 2008 at 10:08 pm lovemeordie236

    what was it? i cant see the video =(

  4. on 25 Feb 2008 at 12:55 am Jeff

    He got a brand new X360 AND the Halo 3 Legendary Edition?
    Someone BETTER be grateful!
    And apparently, he’s “thrilled”.
    And I’m jealous.
    Halo 3 gift basket: $700
    Having your child weep with happiness: Priceless

  5. on 25 Feb 2008 at 1:06 am Joe

    What a cute kid… I’m actually sitting here with a tear in my eye!

    What was that about being in the hospital all the time though? Is he sick I wonder???

  6. on 25 Feb 2008 at 2:33 am zondron

    sooo freakin’ sweet, just beautiful : )

  7. on 25 Feb 2008 at 3:52 am Juliana

    Oh, my! I cried like a baby.

  8. on 25 Feb 2008 at 7:38 am Stephanie

    What a sweet kid! And parents too of course. :)

  9. on 25 Feb 2008 at 2:49 pm hexenjaeger

    I don’t know, I guess I remember what it was like to get a present that I wanted and get really excited. I’m a little sad that the kid’s life is completely changed because he got an X-box. That seems kind of, I don’t know, just sad I guess. A bike, a chemistry set, a puppy, an instrument, those are the kinds of things a kid should be so excited they cry about it.

  10. on 25 Feb 2008 at 7:43 pm Pol x

    got a little tear in the old eye here.

  11. on 25 Feb 2008 at 9:58 pm GOD

    did you buy it? … we can keep it…

  12. on 26 Feb 2008 at 10:40 am wb

    Sweet kids, sweet family.
    I grew up in a family where money was very tight, before the days of credit cards. Getting something big for Christmas or a birthday was just amazing, because you knew how much scrimping it took for my parents to save it up. It was really cool for the kid to ask how they managed to afford it and be told “we saved.” That’s a great life lesson, vs. just charging and hoping…

  13. on 26 Feb 2008 at 7:31 pm andy cochrane

    “i’m thrilled”. that kid is officially the sweetest most grateful child ever. this puts every single screaming (for joy) present unboxing video to SHAME. thank you for posting this karen, it did brighten my day :)

  14. on 17 Mar 2008 at 6:43 am Nindya

    I watched it three times and I cried three times.


    Thank you for sharing this video :)

  15. on 24 May 2008 at 3:43 pm Savannah


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