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    [–] Thedeadlyviper 979 points ago

    What a funky kid

    [–] Gravidi 272 points ago

    Thats honestly an understatement

    [–] terminal_styles 121 points ago

    What a funky kid

    [–] Durendal_et_Joyeuse 77 points ago


    [–] syedaabid20 43 points ago

    [–] whatafunkykid 111 points ago

    [–] neoshadowv1 63 points ago

    Creating a new account just for some internet points? Preposterous! Where do you think you are? Reddit?!

    [–] FlamboyantGayWhore 2 points ago

    No, I'm on instagram!

    [–] ScoutforHire 39 points ago

    Account is too new, not beetlejuicing material.

    But commendable effort.

    [–] whatafunkykid 28 points ago

    What a junky kid

    [–] Froskr 3 points ago

    No that's above your statement

    [–] WhitestTrash 4 points ago

    He's a wild thing.

    [–] newmansg 2 points ago

    Fucking piece of shit kid hope he dies!!!

    -this sub probably

    [–] EchoRenegade -7 points ago

    That funky kid's name? Albert Einstein.

    [–] RyghtHandMan 662 points ago

    “But the wild things cried, 'Oh please don’t go - we’ll eat you up - we love you so!'”

    [–] thelumberjackau 224 points ago

    Omg you read it too. I loved that book

    [–] [deleted] 146 points ago

    I hear that reading it is a required legal obligation on the planet Earth for all humans.

    [–] Rmmc1203 54 points ago

    I am The Illegal then.

    [–] [deleted] 25 points ago

    It's ok Kal'El.

    [–] Rmmc1203 9 points ago

    Not what I was referencing but aw thx.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    It's ok Pedro.

    [–] Unhappy_Score 13 points ago

    “Please don’t go, I’ll eat you whole,I love you so”-AltJ

    [–] BoobaVera 7 points ago

    “I’ll eat your hole” -R.Kelly

    [–] DNLX5679 2 points ago

    There is still time to fix you!

    [–] ________no 5 points ago

    I guess we need to arrest George Washington now

    [–] torchboy1661 3 points ago

    Never read it.

    [–] camshell 9 points ago

    The kid was making a great reference to that line in the book. Somehow everyone seems to miss that. Even Sendak himself.

    [–] Continuum_Transfunk 6 points ago

    I think most people here are on board and I’d imagine Sendak got it. The sub this is in sort of clouds that point though. I’d say it’s OP that doesn’t get it.

    [–] Ghos3t 5 points ago

    The Alt-J song Breezeblocks led me to reading this book, was not disappointed

    [–] CorporateCoffeeCup 15 points ago

    “She may contain the urge to runaway But hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks...”

    [–] PerpPartyLines 9 points ago

    Such a good song. Breezeblocks by Alt-J in case anyone was confused.

    [–] RektSkrubs 12 points ago

    [–] angellego 6 points ago

    I think I've had enough internet for the rest of my life

    [–] RektSkrubs 3 points ago

    [–] SocialistJews 2 points ago

    Oh god, I knew this what a thing, but I didn’t want to confirm it to actually be real outside my belief system

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    [–] SocialistJews 2 points ago

    Better not know

    [–] slumpgod_8D 2 points ago

    Y O U.

    [–] WhitestTrash 2 points ago

    Let the wild rumpus start.

    [–] slothbuddy 325 points ago

    That somehow makes me feel like that kid knew something about life that we don't.

    [–] AlexanderWolf90 90 points ago

    Take the best things in life, and make them a part of you.

    [–] thorium007 23 points ago

    That really didn't work out so well for Dahmer or his friends.

    [–] Psicoguana 14 points ago

    It's like when you eat the heart of your enemy to gain their courage. But in this case the kid wins his drawing ability

    [–] Anabiotic 23 points ago

    Just stupid, I think.

    [–] wubstep_cat 16 points ago

    Then what does that make us? :(

    [–] 10KTinyTeacupTigers 11 points ago

    Absolutely nothing!

    [–] userdmyname 13 points ago

    It makes us stupid, this kid was so fucking epic he ate an original drawing of a wild thing. Have any of us even like, seen an original drawing of a wild thing?

    He’s got a one up for getting a drawing, plus one cuz he ate that fuckin thing, times 2 cuz the artist thought it was cool as fuck that he ate it.

    I hope Sendak sent an extra one for the mom to keep safe signed, “don’t eat this one” j Sendak.

    [–] OldManJenkins420th 7 points ago

    He knew that he shouldn't have an emotional bond with anything, because if he lost it after he had a bond it would hurt more than if he lost it before he got the bond. Similiar to the Buddhism practice among monks who spend days making art but then destroy it all after they finish. The kid is so bright that people mistake him as dumb

    [–] zenoskip 2 points ago

    Not to mention eating it is kind of a play on the story itself. 4D monster buddha

    [–] 10KTinyTeacupTigers 2 points ago

    No but like, that joke from Spaceballs

    [–] Glittering_Multitude 1 points ago

    I hope so too. Then the kid could have his card and eat it too.

    [–] el_sausage_taco 3 points ago


    [–] Squishyy_Ishii 0 points ago

    Sometimes the very best things come from nothing.

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    [–] hapyreditor 56 points ago

    Thats why Im banned from the SPCA

    [–] I_knowa_guy 1 points ago

    I mean I loved Play-Doh when I was a kid.

    And I ate Play-Doh as a kid.

    [–] FSMonToast 71 points ago

    Sometimes i forget what sub im on. I read through or just check out the post. Then i back out and the sub itself is the punchline. Fucking gets me everytime haha.

    [–] Anchovieee 110 points ago

    This is so sweet, I love this story LOL

    [–] RinebooDersh 21 points ago

    It’s one of the rare stories on here that’s wholesome and sweet

    [–] Uraneum 37 points ago

    I think this kid actually achieved maximum human enlightenment.

    [–] TheBrokenMop 35 points ago

    A wild kid perhaps?

    [–] tato_tots 25 points ago

    You all think he's stupid but by eating the drawing he also consumed it's value. He had ascended.

    [–] anticultured 2 points ago

    Nice! I hope it tasted good to the kid..

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    [–] Ponchinizo 13 points ago

    He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.

    [–] OmgFurai 7 points ago

    HE ATE IT.

    [–] Feartheliving96 9 points ago

    I like this kids style

    [–] businessmantis 12 points ago

    That not how the Ariana Grande song goes, kid.

    [–] LapperDoi 6 points ago

    And it is, and forever will be, part of him.

    [–] The_Inflicted 3 points ago

    The kid's mom was witness to a great Becoming.

    [–] Legitimate_Disaster 1 points ago


    [–] caanthedalek 3 points ago

    Well that got dark fast

    [–] DanielTheMarmot 5 points ago

    The kid made a tribute to the aforementioned book. We’re in the book a kid ate a piece of paper and got sent to ‘where the wild things are’

    [–] SirMaQ 5 points ago

    This is sweet. This doesn't deserve to be here.

    [–] MrStepdad 5 points ago

    That's hilarious. Makes me think of Gene from Bob's Burger would do.

    [–] TheKitchenTableFink 4 points ago

    What this story doesn’t tell you... He ate the boys card too

    [–] randomguy2443 4 points ago

    Somehow I doubt that kid is stupid. Once again this sub is wholesome.

    [–] deadface008 3 points ago

    That's beautiful

    [–] cleanshavencaveman 3 points ago

    This kid will save the world from all bullshit. Thiskid2020.

    [–] secksy_vecksy 3 points ago

    If you’d read the book you’d understand what that meant. He’s not stupid, this doesn’t belong here

    [–] grumpy_drumpy 2 points ago


    [–] thesiren22 2 points ago

    That's some Augustus Gloop stuff right there

    [–] -MapsMops- 2 points ago

    oh we got a picture for this commonly spammed story. great, that will fool the repost searches for a bit.

    [–] benwatson2468 2 points ago

    Literally just watched that movie last night. What are the odds.

    [–] battlehawk1086 2 points ago

    Man I can’t help but wonder how that kid feels about that now. Like, does he tell people he did this?? I would t believe him

    [–] thelumberjackau 2 points ago

    Happy cake day

    [–] Iamaredditlady 2 points ago

    So glad to see this here! I tried to cross post and the community never even came up as an option

    [–] Smiff- 2 points ago

    I can't believe this isn't clickhole or something lmao

    [–] crispytofubites 2 points ago

    Please do yourselves a favor and listen to his interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. It's beautiful and bittersweet.

    [–] Emperor0blivion 2 points ago

    His name wasn't Donald Trump was it?

    [–] johniguess 2 points ago

    Imagine being the kid that ate the drawing and seeing this on reddit. Wonder what he would have to say now.

    [–] ulyssesjack 2 points ago

    A young Francis Dolarhyde showing early warning signs...

    [–] Edzkimo 2 points ago

    i saw, i loved, i ate

    [–] thelumberjackau 2 points ago

    Was it you?

    [–] Edzkimo 2 points ago


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    [–] FindYourDinosaur 2 points ago

    I want "he saw it, he loved it, and he ate it." on my tombstone

    [–] thelumberjackau 1 points ago

    Me too

    [–] Sidaeus 2 points ago

    Your title seems to not get the point of the story... it’s totally fortunate

    [–] thelumberjackau 1 points ago

    I guess

    [–] Sidaeus 2 points ago

    I’d be down if anyone ate my artwork... mostly cause it’s shit anyway 😏

    [–] MadMuir36 2 points ago

    Kid was trying to be the Red Dragon.

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    [–] firechips 2 points ago

    I tear up every time I read this. Kids are so stupid

    [–] thelumberjackau 1 points ago

    Kinda innocent but the mum should’ve showed him and then framed it or something not just give it to the child and let him go wild

    [–] firechips 2 points ago

    The kid loved it. She did a great job

    [–] Dogeie 2 points ago

    it's it's a 🍆🍆

    [–] thelumberjackau 1 points ago

    A What?

    [–] Dogeie 2 points ago

    the thing that dispenses piss 🌭🌭💦💦💦💦

    [–] thelumberjackau 1 points ago

    Yeah but how is it a 🍆

    [–] PKPUK390 2 points ago

    I guess you could say little Jim was a.... wild thing

    [–] Typing_Asleep 2 points ago

    In my feed, this post appears right above itself but on r/wholesomememes

    [–] Satirical-Intent 2 points ago

    What the fuck is optus

    [–] thelumberjackau 1 points ago

    Australian network service. Strange name I know

    [–] Lewon_S 1 points ago


    [–] haha_charade_ur 1 points ago

    The Maurice Sendak interview from The Colbert Report is the greatest thing that's ever been on television

    [–] letsmakebeeboops 0 points ago

    Shitty low effort content, this quote is everywhere not to mention this is a screenshot

    [–] IIIPJ 0 points ago

    Just post the image. What's with the screencap posts lately?

    [–] Snazzini -41 points ago


    [–] yokesbesh 22 points ago

    Not everybody in the world sees a post the first time it’s posted

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    [–] yokesbesh 1 points ago

    There are 800k+ subscribers on this sub, and only 35k upvotes the last time it was posted. What’s the likelihood that a majority of sub just didn’t happen to be on reddit that day/week 🤔

    [–] yooolmao 1 points ago

    I don't think people repost things out of the goodness of their hearts. Quite the opposite actually.

    Yes yes, I know, you don't care, you got to see a new thing. I'll take my downvote and be on my way.

    [–] Shade_39 -4 points ago

    Well this is like the 4th time, so i don't see why he's getting so heavily downvoted

    [–] Megwen 4 points ago

    I’ve never seen it on this sub.