As sweet as a Twinkie.

Eating Twinkies with God…and a Free-Range Kid

Not sure why this 2-minute film was made, but I think you’ll like it. It’s a little treacly and fake, and yet…I’m misting up. And if you can’t quite understand what the kid says when his mom asks where he’s going, he says, “I’m going to find God.”

Gotta love a kid who takes the subway by himself and talks to strangers! Here’s his 2-minute journey. It’s by a filmmaker (and philosopher?) named Meir Kay:

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As sweet as a Twinkie.

 

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18 Responses to Eating Twinkies with God…and a Free-Range Kid

  1. Edward Hafner July 21, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    And I wish all of you could see the smile on MY face right now.

  2. Theresa Hall July 21, 2017 at 8:00 am #

    It nice not to hear kid by themselves call the cops even if the video isn’t real.

  3. Workshop July 21, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    I don’t even like this sort of thing, but I like this.

  4. Nicole R. July 21, 2017 at 11:17 am #

    That was adorable! I’m absolutely crying.

  5. Shelly Stow July 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Yep; tearing up also. Thanks, Lenore.

  6. lightbright July 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    My 7-year-old just watched this. His response when he saw the boy get off the Subway: “Hey, his mom lets him do that??? I WANT TO DO THAT!”

  7. elizabeth July 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Who’s crying? Not me. Definitely no tears hehe. Omg that was so sweet. My heart melted.

  8. Emily July 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

    Besides the obvious product placement that Hostess had going on there, this was nice. 🙂

  9. HotInLa. July 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    Loved it!

  10. Melinda July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    Is your FB pages gone? I can’t seem to find it. I wanted to share this article. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/nyregion/foster-care-nyc-jane-crow.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

  11. Kenny Felder July 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

    Wow! That says more about what life and childhood should be like than I could say in a year.

  12. AmyP July 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

    This was such a sweet video.

    Also, a thought occurred to me about another benefit of letting kids explore the world solo. Besides independence, it also could aid in increasing a child’s empathy. It’s wonderful how the mother trusts him to go out and mingle with different people. Depending on the diversity of a child’s school/family/activity a child may have limited options on meeting people in different situations without the ability to go out into the world on their own.

    Love the video.

  13. Garfield Pennington July 22, 2017 at 12:26 am #

    Super message here. We need to foster inter-generational relations rather than fearing them.

    Dr Gary Pennington, Roberts Creek, BC, Canada

  14. sexhysteria July 22, 2017 at 1:24 am #

    I’ve long suspected that if there is a God, he’s inside every child.

  15. lollipoplover July 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    This is awesome, thanks for sharing. I think I have something in my eye…

    Kids have such a different perspective, don’t they? Amazing how much wisdom they can bring into our lives.

  16. Michael July 23, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    Dear Lenore,

    I’m so glad you read my email about this film. Thanks very much for posting the link.

    Everyone’s comments are delightful. I especially loved the comment by lightbright.

    Cheers to you for all you do …

  17. Papilio July 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    Wow, I’d think he’s a bit young (but whatever, it’s a movie).

    I like how they sort of blend the God-concept with the Mother Africa-concept. Seems fitting.
    That don’t-you-even-know-that tone when he told his mom, ‘God is a woman’ made me laugh.

    Oh, the ‘God/kindness is inside us all’ thing – very diplomatic.

    No misty eyes here, I’m afraid. I am definitely a cryer, but somehow never for the same things as you!

  18. Melissa July 27, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    I’m late to the party seeing this. LOVE it!!