A kindergarten’s hilarious food review on his first day at school went viral on TikTok.
Ricki Weisberg, a mother from Pennsylvania, posted a video of her son Abe Ndege giving his opinion on the sandwich she made for lunch.
Although the video was only 11 seconds long, it was viewed 13,000,000 times per week after its posting.
In the video, Abe gets off the school bus while her mother excitedly says, “Hey, you did it!” Unfortunately, the little boy focuses more on giving his mom an honest but brutal food review.
“Terrible sandwich, by the way,” says Abe. His mother thanks him for letting her know but it seems like it isn’t enough for the little boy. He makes sure his mother knows how bad it was by adding, “really terrible.”
Looking at how savage Abe’s food review was, people wondered what was in the sandwich that made the little boy really disappointed.
Weisberg said she normally gives his son peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but because of kids’ allergies, she couldn’t send him anything with peanuts.
She made a butter and jelly sandwich, and crossed her fingers that her little boy would like it. Sadly for the little boy, he didn’t get to enjoy his lunch because of its weird taste.
“I took a bite of it and it tasted… I knew what butter tasted like and it didn’t taste like what butter tasted like,” Abe recalled.
Weisberg shared that she left work early that day to see how her son’s first day of school went. She expected him to be happy and proud of his accomplishments so it was really surprising when he made such a crude comment about his lunch rather than talking about school.
Weisberg admitted that the sandwich she made was terrible.
“I was just so shocked that that was what he said. He had that look on his face like you seriously can’t help kind of laughing. It was a horrible sandwich and I deserved all the roasting. I am terrible sandwich mom, that’s how it goes now.”
She said that she also laughed like everyone else. “It makes me so happy how much laughter this has brought the world. It also helps moms get off the hook a bit. It’s so hard being a mom and you always want to portray the best picture but I love that I can share my mom-fail with the world and hopefully, it makes other moms feel a little better,” Weisberg said.
Abe’s video became an instant online sensation but according to Weisberg, it was actually taken a few years ago and has always been an inside joke in her family. After being encouraged to by a friend, she posted it on TikTok.
Now that Abe is 9 years old, he appreciates his parents’ love and efforts more. He also loves that his video is going viral and he thinks it’s hysterical.
Weisberg said, “He wants to be a YouTuber, so he’s feeling like it’s a big moment for him. He’s pumped up. It’s really cute.”
Another benefit of the viral review of food was that it made Weisberg & Abe bond even more. “One of the best parts about Abe is that he’s taught me to take myself less seriously. I think that’s one of the best parts about having a kid. You just can’t take yourself as seriously when there’s someone who’s just calling you out on everything all the time,” Weisberg said.
“I just encourage everyone to build that level of trust with your kids so they can be brutally honest with you – because it makes it more fun.”
Below is Ricky Weisberg’s viral TikTok video.
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