Viral videos are often lame, but every now and again a video permeates the knife community by perfectly capturing what we have known all along and what the world at large often forgets: knives are awesome.
Behold, the knife kid.
i just laughed for 15 minutes straight pic.twitter.com/zAMgWglksE
— madison meyers (@madmeyers) September 17, 2017
Welcome back. You undoubtedly watched that video at least five times in a row. It’s not your fault necessarily since some videos may be scientifically impossible to watch just one time.
Here’s the back story before we get into what I love about the video.
According to an interview with The Washington Post, 22-year-old Chelsey Ryan was hosting a party Labor Day weekend when she Snapchatted a video of her 5-year-old cousin who was being particularly rambunctious that day.
That’s when the hilarity ensued.
The boy named Jonathan — now dubbed the Knife Kid — is seen running around an above ground pool full of glee. When someone asks what he has, he says a knife with reckless abandon and keeps running. The comedic timing is impeccable.
Apparently, the boy had pickpocketed the knife from a relative and ran around with it while it was closed.
While most people probably love the video for its simple hilarity, knife enthusiasts likely love the video for a different reason: it perfectly encapsulates the sheer joy and madness we are filled with when we get a new knife in the hand.
The next time I get a knife, I’m surely going to yell “a knife!” in his intonation when my wife asks me what I have.