Did you let him hold it?
This is the best thing ever.
I like this kid already!
Awww, that's cute! He IS a valued customer!
That's gotta make it all worthwhile, huh?
I love it when kids do that sort of thing. My daughter was in a comic store when she was 5 and started naming all the characters, and the girl manning the register tells her friend on the phone, "I'm getting owned by a 5-year old right now"
Gotta love his enthusiasm!
This is the only entry on Our Valued Customers that didn't make me feel ashamed of my hobby.
Gotta love these kinds of kids/customers that come into the store. Their enthusiasm is too infectious.
This was me as a child. Actually all of us, if we were doing it right.
That made my day.
If I were Magneto, I'd totally give that kid a ride on the shield
and then a kid wearing a punisher shirt shot him in the face.
Aw, that's kind of cute, actually.I remember seeing a working R2-D2 at a zoo back in 1978 and just about losing my mind.
That's adorable. I love nice kids.
There is nothing as pure, nothing as moving, as the faith of a child.
Awww! More kiddies, please!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
He's a kid that hasn't been jaded yet and still has an imagination. Let him keep going.
I want this kid's phone number so when he turns 21, I can buy him a beer. This is pretty much the best thing I've heard of in the last week.
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Maybe this kid knows something we don't. I'd keep that shield well guarded.
I hope my own son is just like that when he's that age.
I have to admit: Even my cynical jaded soul warmed to this. Better head over to the Bleeding Cool site and read some hate-filled comments before the ice around my heart completely melts.
Can we have a week of just the awesome kids/customers? Either from Mr. Tim's store or reader submissions like for the 1-year celebration would be fine by me. :)
Was the next thing he said "I'll give you 5, no 10 bucks for it!"?
That IS the best kid ever...man, makes me miss how excited I'd get over stuff...
You get so used to message board snark that finding a moment of pure joy (as opposed to that cheeseburger cat bullshit) that it really knocks you off your game, cynically speaking.
That's exactly what I said the first time I watched the Colbert Report...
I can't help but envision the followup going something like this. A year later, the kid has managed to save up enough lunch money and allowance to come back and buy the shield. As he's proudly marching towards the door, Mr. Tim leans down and pulls another shield out of a crate that's sitting behind the counter.
This totally made my morning. Thanks!
Kids can sometimes make work so cool. I have a regular at my job who brightens my day.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. The absolute best part of working at a comic shop is the kids like this.
Hell, I'm 42 and I would have had the same reaction...much to my wife's dismay... :)
I think you made me look a little young in that picture.
That kid is pure win. Moments like thatmust make putting up with all the wankersworth it.
I'm in tears smiling. No wait, that's the allergies. No, it's the joy.
That kid is pretty cool, but he needs to be put in a school for kids like him. And subjected to drug injections and left out in the cold overnight. Through this, he can succeed.
Something I've thought about since I hear the crazy space vibranium whatever alloy in Cap's shield "absorbs kinetic energy": Wouldn't it stay in the exact location where it was created while the rest of the galaxy turned around it?