When you finish a good book, there is a sense of accomplishment, but also a sense of loss.
You’ve spent 300 or 400 pages (sometimes more) with these wonderful characters, and now they’re gone forever, or at least until the author gets around to writing the next in the series.
(Sorry, Game of Thrones fans.)
So when Danielle Leese posted this video on Monday, book lovers could understand exactly how the little guy felt.
This baby boy loves a good book, and you can see it in his reaction every time Mom reads “The End.”
Warning before watching this, book lovers. You’re about to get hit with an intense wave of cuteness.
And if you don’t have time to sit through the entire video, ladies and gents, perhaps this abridged version will do the trick.
“He knows no greater sadness than the end of a book,” Leese writes, adding that he has the same reaction to running out of food as well.
Of course, it did not take long for the Internet to eat this up with a spoon. Commenters could totally relate and are absolutely enthralled with this pint-sized reader’s cuteness. Currently, the video is up to more than 70,000 views with reactions like this.
“Story so strong, it stays with you man.”
“I feel ya little dude…Brown Bear Brown Bear is a heart breaker.”
“I read the last book of the Divergent series in class. Had to work really hard not to yell at my book.”
“Omg this is so adorable! That’s going to be one smart kid!”
“That nervous look he has knowing it’s gonna end soon <3”
Of course, this being YouTube, it was only a matter of time before someone with no apparent parenting skills chimed in on the harm that Mom and Dad were doing to the youngster by putting him through this and filming it.
“But why close the book? Just say the end and let him look at the picture… This is not awesome. He feels uncomfortable when the book is closed for some reason. Maybe it’s because he is aware of the fact that you guys are the only providers of the book, and even if he’d love to just go through all those stories and pictures by himself — he couldn’t. This is childhood trauma we don’t understand. As little people we could get traumatized by the fact that we at some point couldn’t reach something (like a bottle) and it was scary, made us feel super depending and left a mark. We all are going to have this kind of trauma, but please stop serving your sun [sic] the same thing all over again.”
Kid, mom, dad — you guys are awesome.
What do you think about this cute little bookworm, and do you get the same feeling when you finish a good book? If so, what are some books that have made you feel this way to some degree throughout your life? Sound off in the comments section.
[Image via YouTube screen grab, linked above]