Sadie doesn’t want her brother to grow up. That’s the message we get loud and clear from this heart-melting 57-second video posted by Alex Miller on YouTube.
The 5-year-old is clearly in love with her infant brother, and we’re not sure whether to smile or cry ourselves.
After all, while it’s clearly adorable that she loves the little guy, she’s also dealing with some deeper issues under the surface. Watching this, it’s hard not to think about those times in early childhood when you first realized that people get older, and that Mom and Dad wouldn’t always be around.
As one commenter put it, “That’s pretty much me on the day I was struck with the realization I’m going to die one day. I couldn’t stop freaking out every time I thought about it and felt depressed as [expletive] for months.”
Just catching a glimpse of the undeniable cuteness that is Sadie, we hope she didn’t get that far in her thought process.
As the destined-to-be-viral video starts, we see Sadie already in tears. Subtitles help us decipher what she’s saying through the sobs.
“I don’t want him to grow up!” she says, to which her mom asks, “You want him to stay little forever?”
“Yeah, he’s so cute! And I… And I don’t want to die when I’m a hundred!”
Okay, so maybe she did get that far.
As if all that wasn’t heart-warming/wrenching/melting enough, Sadie then turns to her little brother, and like a champ, the little guy flashes her a smile as she completely melts down.
To that, Sadie says, “Oh you’re so cute, I love your cute little smiles!”
Too. Much. Adorable. But don’t take our word for it.
Not surprisingly, the video has amassed close to 1.3 million views as of this writing along with 1,185 comments, 7,938 likes, and 264 people who clearly don’t have a soul.
Surprisingly, since this is YouTube after all, most of the commenters were positive in their reactions to the video. We have many parents on staff here at The Inquisitr, and as with us, the YouTube community could clearly see their own children in this.
“Aww I feel her pain!,” “Sadie doesn’t want her brother to grow up: so freakin cute,” and “My son does the same thing,” were among the responses.
What do you think about the “Sadie doesn’t want her brother to grow up” video, readers? Super-cute, super-depressing, or super-both?