A video clip of little boy who threw an epic tantrum after getting the wrong game on Christmas is making its way across the Internet, and while many people are not amused, others are reminding “tough love” parents that he’s only a child.
New York Daily News reports that the Twitter video, posted on Christmas Eve, shows a young boy still in his pajamas, staring at a new video game he just opened. His look of surprise quickly turns to fury after he realizes he just received the wrong WWE wrestling game.
“You got me 2k15 instead of 2k16. What the mmm!”
"You bought me 2k15 instead of 2k16" pic.twitter.com/54VFjRPtNl
— mayra* (@_mayraduarte_) December 25, 2015
A female filming the incident, the boy’s older sister, told him the game was out of stock, but that didn’t seem to subside his frustration. He picked up a box and threw it to the ground, clearly disappointed in his Christmas present.
@_mayraduarte_ I would've gotten thrown across the room if I said that
Others thought the young boy needed a spanking, pointing out that he probably hadn’t had enough “beatings,” which resulted in his temper tantrum.
“What wrong with him? You haven’t beat him enough, that’s what wrong with him.”
Mayra, the boy’s sister, said that he did get spanked. Yet, while people were quick to call the kid a brat, others were quick to defend him, pointing out that he is still a little child and that children on Christmas react differently than adults.
“He’s just a kid you idiot. get off ur ‘tough love’ high horse you can’t expect a kid ON XMAS to act like an adult.”
Reactions to the video are varied, with some people accusing Mayra of posting a fake video, while another person accused her of trying to get a free video game for the boy. The mother has denied both accusations. Meanwhile, the majority of viewers found the clip funny, with one Twitter user writing that the video “made her night.”
Children opening the wrong Christmas presents became a huge online hit years ago when late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked his audience to get their children a bogus present and post their their reactions on YouTube.
The responses from the children, ranging from hilarious or thankful to full-blown temper tantrums, were such a hit on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show that many parents began recording their own children’s reactions to opening bogus presents.
There is no indication that the Twitter video was in connection to Kimmel’s show, but the reaction is nothing new. One child featured on Kimmel’s episode told his parents that they were the worst parents ever, while another child threw her present at her father, who was recording the video, and hit the camera square on.
Other children weren’t so disappointed. One little girl was so happy to receive a small bottle of deodorant that she began applying it immediately, while another little boy was so excited to get a potato for Christmas that he proudly held it and smiled for his mother while she filmed his wide grinning smile.
The boy’s sister wrote on Twitter that due to his Christmas temper tantrum, the game would be returned as soon as stores reopened.
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