Out of the mouths of babes! Anyone who has or has had a young child knows that you can't ever predict what will come out of their mouths. Children are completely unfiltered which is what makes them so adorable (and sometimes frustrating!) and why one young man from Houston is now going viral.
Four-year-old Rodney Small recently experienced his very first round trip airplane flight with his father, Darryl as they traveled home from Orlando to Houston. Little Rodney discovered that the person behind him had placed their bare feet on the back of his seat, on his armrest and like any four-year-old without a filter he couldn't keep quiet about it.
Darryl was filming his son when little Rodney proclaimed, "Some stinky feet behind me," before moving the camera to show the bare toes as they rested on Rodney's seat. Rodney then turned to look behind him to see who owned the "stinky feet" and was shocked as he told his father, "It's a lady!" Darryl was having a hard time containing his laughter at this point but told Good Morning America that the woman who had her bare foot on Rodney's seat quickly removed it and apologized.
Small, who clearly found the entire exchange hilarious, uploaded the video to his Facebook page where it quickly went viral.
Orlando Florida was good to us... but this little dude had me dying laughing on the flight back to Houston.... just click play... comment below... and don’t forget to share share share 🤣🤣🤣 PS... to the lady behind us... again I apologize 🤣🤣🤣 Follow Rodney’s Instagram page @JustRodneyOneal Follow me on Snapchat @ImFromTheStead for more hilarious videos To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted by Darryl Small on Friday, May 17, 2019
Darryl explained to GMA that Rodney knows in his house there's a very strict "no feet on the furniture" rule and couldn't understand why that rule didn't apply on the airplane. "He was just curious as to why that rule didn’t apply to the lady sitting behind him," Small added. "I wasn’t offended at all but his reaction just caught me by surprise and ended up being the highlight of our trip."
Small told Unilad that his son couldn't help but point out that someone's bare foot was sitting on his chair, and he didn't like it! "As a child, he knew that putting your foot in someone else’s space was not kind at all. Although we don’t believe the lady intended to invade his space he reacted the way anyone else would react," he said. "Sometimes adults hold back with confronting others to keep the peace but as a child, he voiced his concerns and his facial expressions and reaction made it hilarious."
People across the internet couldn't help but commend the young man for speaking out against poor airplane etiquette, especially when so many adults probably would have kept quiet. "This is so fantastic ! You go little man !" wrote one Facebook commenter. "On behalf of flight attendants everywhere, I salute you!" wrote another.
If you want to see more of Rodney's adventures you can follow his Instagram page here.