This Little Guy’s Back-to-School Excitement Will Totally Make Your Day
While some are mourning the end of summer (it’s not over yet folks!), there’s one kid whose over-the-top back-to-school excitement will not only turn that frown upside down, he’ll also totally make your day. Introducing… Kevin! “I’m going to fourth grade and after that I’m going to fifth grade, and I’m going to college! Or high school, I don’t know. Or pre-school! I don’t even know the order anymore.”
When reporter Tania Ortega of Austin, Texas’s FOX 7 news stopped Kevin and his dad for a quick interview, she asked the little dude if he was excited to head back to school because of his friends. Kevin admitted, “No, I just made one friend at the first school I was, then I’m switching schools to here and I’m hoping I can make more friends than just one.” We have no doubt that he can!
He went on to explain why math and science are his favorite subjects, then complained that his mom thinks he’s a baby and can’t walk to school on his own. He also remarked that he has to ride a bike with “protective gear” (holy crud, this kid is adorable), and asked if he can add one more thing before the interview ended. “Hello, students! And also have good luck when you enter fourth grade or fifth grade.” Seriously, just check out the smile he flashes at the end. BEST!
Did Kevin’s back-to-school excitement totally make you smile? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Cosmopolitan; photos via Christopher Futcher/iStock)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!