In an astounding act of kindness from the anonymous reaches of the Internet, one kid’s dinosaur YouTube channel skyrocketed to fame yesterday, jumping from 22 subscribers to over 70,000 in a matter of hours.
It started Friday afternoon, when Redditor Jouletheif submitted one of the kid’s toy dino action videos to r/videos, noting that “the prehistoric channel” had been putting out one of these gems every day for the past four months. The post quickly blew up, and in the sort of viral frenzy that can only happen on an attention-deficit Friday afternoon, Reddit watched with bated breath as the kid’s subscriber count grew by the thousands.
When the prehistoric channel hit 29,342 subscribers yesterday, the kid put out a heartbreakingly adorable update. “I don’t even know if that’s true or not, it could be a problem with YouTube,” he said, in reference to sudden outpouring of support. “But if it’s true this means I have hit fame level! And if this is true it is just so huge.”
Moments like this offer a rare reminder that the Internet isn’t always a steaming heap of garbage. For that, I’d like to thank everyone and ask that if you haven’t done so already, please do subscribe to this kid’s channel so that we can keep this singular moment or warmth and support alive as long as possible.