The video titled "The saddest bookworm (official)" is surely the definition of viral, with the video gaining 3,170,164 views in five days. In the adorable and well-edited video, a baby boy named Emmett is seen enjoying it as his mother reads a book to him. Wearing a shirt called "the snuggle is real," little Emmett is totally entranced when his mother and father read a book called "I Am a Bunny" to the little tyke.
The board book, called I Am a Bunny (A Golden Sturdy Book) by Ole Risom, was published many years ago and is listed as the No. 1 best-selling children's book about seasons on Amazon.
As seen in the viral video, little Emmett loves the classic book so much that he hates to see it end.
"This classic Golden Book, illustrated by Richard Scarry, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the story of Nicholas, a bunny clad in red overalls. In the spring, he picks flowers, and in the summer, watches the frogs in the pond. In the fall, he sees the animals getting ready for winter. And when winter comes, he watches the snow falling from the sky...then curls up in his hollow tree to dream about Spring. No child's library is complete without this gentle story of the seasons."
Each time mom and dad get to the ending line of the book and proclaim the book's story is done, Emmett falls out in a crying fit, until they open it and begin reading again. Perhaps the baby hates the end of the story -- or perhaps he fears the fact that his beloved reading time with his parents is over.
Commence crying, notes the video until the reading begins anew.
"Crying stops. All is well with little Emmett. He knows no greater sadness than the end of a book."
Due to the popularity of Emmett's YouTube video, his parents have urged others to "follow the little bookworm on Instagram," an account that has gained nearly 100 followers thus far, and encourages other bookworms to continue to foster a love of reading.
"If you enjoyed this video and would like to help spread the love of reading, please check out Traveling Stories, which exists to promote literacy and transform reluctant readers into confident ones!"
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