One might say that the problem with children is that they don’t understand the value of the avocado. It is the best part of any sandwich, costs an extra $1.50 in a salad, and creates the world’s most perfect dip—guacamole.
But this summer, one little boy gave a whole new meaning to avocado appreciation.
A Vine that shows a boy unwrapping an avocado and saying “An avocado. Thaaaanks!” went massively viral. The sweet little video seemed to perfectly capture a moment we’ve all experienced at some point: having to pretend you love a weird gift you just unwrapped in front of your whole family.
But unlike many viral moments on the Internet, this one wasn’t instantly forgotten. It seems people decided to put their loved ones to the test this holiday season by gifting an avocado. Would the recipient think it was a weird joke—or the greatest meme-related gift they ever received?
These people got it:
My family actually took the time to wrap an avocado… I'm done pic.twitter.com/TgNuvneiRB
— Lex (@leximunafo) December 24, 2015
its an avocado!!!!! thanks! pic.twitter.com/k47Rwz2baG
— alyssa (@alyssawalkosz) December 24, 2015
IT'S AN AVOCADO THAAAANKS pic.twitter.com/vJKWfpKBFD
— overly emotional cowboy (@JoeRobles) December 25, 2015
I decided I'm buying everyone an avocado for Christmas and if they say "an avocado..thanks" then they will get their real present
— Curt Kiolbassa (@curtkiolb01) December 15, 2015
Ah… an avocado… Thanks. pic.twitter.com/k9TsVF6xuF
— Maddylicious 😋 (@maddylmiller) December 25, 2015
Some people were genuinely bummed that they didn’t receive the gift of ‘cado.
High key pissed I didn't get an avocado
— Drake (@LunchTimeBaller) December 25, 2015
And others just didn’t understand the moving gesture.
We’ll allow an actual avocado to have the final word on this Christmas Day.
you are loved so much even by people you will never know TAKE STRENGTH FROM THAT humans
— Avocado (@RealAvocadoFact) December 24, 2015
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