He wears a black suit, white shirt, and red tie. If you visit his Twitter account, his location currently says “Tiny Oval Office.” He calls himself the “self-appointed voice of a generation.” Everyone, meet Kid President.
Kid President is the newest member of Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake family, and according to his YouTube page, he’s on a mission to make grown-ups less boring. The nine-year-old has been making videos for a while now, but his recent Pep Talk has gone viral. Celebrities, including Olivia Wilde and Nick Cannon, have tweeted about his video, which has already garnered more than two million views.
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Why a pep talk, you ask? Kid President created the video to give encouragement to those who encourage him. He dedicated the video to his friend Gabbi who is fighting cancer “like a boss.”
The message is simple: Kid President wants you to stop being boring. Yes, that means you. He gives lots of inspirational, hilarious advice (“If there really were two paths? I’d want to be on the one that leads to awesome”). He even quotes one of the greatest philosophers of our time, “It’s like that dude Journey said, ‘Don’t stop believing…unless your dream is stupid.’” In the end, it all boils down to one simple thing: “we can cry about it, or we can dance about it.”
Watch the video and send it to everyone who encourages you. If you can’t get enough Kid President, visit his site here. His Twitter account is also worth a follow for gems like, “Treat everyone like it’s their birthday.”
What’s your favorite part of the pep talk? Sound off in the comments below or tweet us your thoughts. Remember, don’t be boring. Take the road that leads to awesome.
As for you, Kid President? You have our vote.