A young man in Melbourne, Australia, came to a cricket match hungry. He left a superstar.
Ten-year-old Mitchell Schibeci skipped the hotdogs and nachos, and instead went for a treat he says he’s been enjoying since the age of two: An entire watermelon, rind included.
Twitter went nuts for the kid, and #watermelonboy quickly became the No. 1 hashtag in Melbourne, and the No. 2 hashtag in all of Australia.
— 10 Sport (@10SportAU) January 2, 2016
— Peter J Higginbotham (@PeterHiggo) January 2, 2016
— Alexandra Gummer (@gummmybear3) January 2, 2016
But finishing off an entire watermelon was more of a challenge than young Schibeci expected. “It was a lot more hard work than I thought it would be… I just kept on eating and eating it,” he told BBC news.
“I’m not really a hero, I’m just a normal average kid,” he added.
That’s for us to decided Watermelonboy, and we respectfully disagree.
— Tony Schibeci (@theschibecsta) January 2, 2016