Ever the mensch, even in the face of a philosophical crisis, Turner tweeted that he might tell his class that they've become famous for piercing the consciousness of the entire Internet.
Man, first graders are totally brutal. Sometimes we forget that kids are always super honest because they haven’t yet learned that lying, smiling, and nodding are the three most efficient ways to get through life. (JK, JK. Kind of.)
Even if these kids are more concerned with their right to use the toilet than with going viral, it cannot be denied that they started a conversation.
Someone on Twitter asked in response to Turner’s first tweet, “How is death the beginning of everything exactly?”
And this woman responded with the most devastatingly moving answer in the universe.
Woof. Excuse us. We need a minute.
One thing about this story is for sure: Kids are smarter than adults. This similarly brilliant test answer proves it:
Of course if you only pretend to push a ball, the ball doesn’t move. Of course.
And yet, this kid’s perfect answer was marked wrong. What subject is this test even in?
Not only can we rely on kids for existential crises, but we can also count on them to call out sexism and misogyny of the everyday kind:
This girl had the absolute perfect answer for a word for “hospital lady” with “ur” in the middle. Chances are, she even made you question your own latent subscriptions to prejudices.
So thanks, children of the world, for not letting us off the hook. We need a good kick in the pants every now and then.