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14-Month-Old Amateur Snow Shoveler Gives up Within 5 Seconds on the Job and We Relate Hard
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14-Month-Old Amateur Snow Shoveler Gives up Within 5 Seconds on the Job and We Relate Hard

It didn't take long for the little one to give up on the winter task and decide that snow shoveling perhaps isn't his cup of tea.

While many people look forward to snowfall, it can also bring with it a feeling of dread as it marks the arrival of the snow-shoveling season. Clearing ice crystals from driveways and sidewalks is a physically exhausting task and one very few people would gladly volunteer for.

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A video that went viral on social media shows the struggle that some people might have with this task, and it features a 14-month-old boy named Rory. In the video, Rory is helping his dad shovel the snow from the driveway after a storm. Despite his best efforts, he loses his enthusiasm within moments of starting the task. This is illustrated in the adorable scene in which he loses balance while shoveling and plops down headfirst into the snow.

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On January 7, 2023, Rory's mom, Samantha Burke Balsom, posted a video to Facebook of the toddler helping his dad shovel snow after a snowfall in Clarenville, Newfoundland. The video has since been viewed more than 6 million times on the platform, with over 30K comments, and has also been posted to Reddit, where it has received over 6.0K upvotes and 79 comments.

In the video, Rory can be seen standing motionless in the same spot after toppling over. Eventually, his dad steps in and picks him up, returning him to motion. The two then proceed with their shoveling duties.

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The caption on the Facebook post read, "Snow shoveling, the struggle is real. Our 14-month-old Rory helping his dad shovel after a snowfall in Clarenville, Newfoundland."

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The video has been a big hit, receiving millions of views and thousands of comments across both platforms. It's clear that people can relate to the struggle of snow shoveling, and are amused by the sight of Rory and his dad shoveling together.



 

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"Best thing is babies in winter clothes. They can't really move much, can't turn, sit, and in winter clothes they are like a stuffed animal if you pick them up or carry them, which makes it kind of fun," said u/Chrysheigh

u/underbloodredskies commented: "This was the hardest I've laughed in a long long time. Poor guy... I feel his pain."

"This is awesome! Teach 'em to help with chores young, so they know there's more to life than TV, social media, and game systems..." wrote u/pistolspanky

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"Soon that kid will be old enough to get yelled at while holding the flashlight for dad," noted u/Cliff_Dibble

u/Lumisateessa said, "The first time I saw this video was actually with the Windows shutdown sound added to it, haha."

As people were sighing in sympathy with Rory for the difficulty of shoveling snow, Carter Trozzolo, a nine-year-old third grader, was featured in a CTV News interview while shoveling snow in his neighborhood.

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The interview occurred after a large snowstorm dropped around 12 inches of snow in Toronto, leaving Carter with a tedious task. During the interview, Carter expressed his feelings about the situation. "Tiring," he said with a deep sigh. "I really wish I was in school right now."

He went on to state, "For my neighbors, friends, probably people I even don't know," before sighing again. "I'm tired." The video of Carter's interview has since gone viral and has been seen by over 3.3 million people.

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@BogochIsaac tweeted: " Exhausted hero, Carter Trozzolo, helping '... my neighbors, friends, probably people I don't know': and embodying all the good we have seen over the past 2 years."

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"I love this! He reminds me of Ralphie from A Christmas Story after being told for the hundredth time 'You'll shoot your eye out,'" commented @JodyJames_.

@ByoungSFL wrote, "I make toys for a living, I would love to send him a box full of toys for being so awesome."

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