This little boy did exactly what was asked of him when learning the alphabet

This is the moment a little boy was practising his writing – and took one instruction a little too literally.

The boy, identified in the video as five-year-old Jeremiah, was trying to copy a sentence which read “My name is Jeremiah, I am 5 years old”.

It was posted on Twitter by his aunt @Irisrangell who was helping him master writing.

When he writes a lower case e backwards, his aunt explains as much and suggests he erases it saying “scratch it out”.

Jeremiah puts his pen down to try and scratch the letter from the page by hand.

The moment scored big on Twitter, amassing more than one million views. It’s been shared and liked almost 100,000 times.

In the initial post, Twitter user @IrisRangell called the boy her cousin but later pointed out that he was her nephew.

“It’s my cousin’s son,” she told Press Association. “I treat him as my own, we play sports together and he starts basketball soon so we’ve been practising that as well!

“I’m not a teacher but I love working with kids.”

She added later that Jeremiah had mastered writing an ‘e’, tweeting “he was so happy he finally got it down”.

- Press Association


More in this Section

15 of the most questionable homemade World Cup stickers from Panini Cheapskates

Viewers can barely watch as sugar showpiece shatters on Bake Off

Amateur golfers could relate to Phil Mickelson’s mini-golf antics at the US Open

Watch: Students sail through exams and into cardboard boat race


Today's Stories

Gardaí in appeal to taxi driver over machete murder

Leo Varadkar has eyes on a second term as Taoiseach

Pope compares abortion to Nazi eugenics

Shane Ross: Judicial Bill is a plate of caviar

Lifestyle

New father’s life ‘changed forever’ after he was run over by surgeon

More From The Irish Examiner