There is almost nothing better than watching an adorable child be enthusiastic about something. Right? Almost any kind of thing. Like I’m sure it was very cute to walk into my bedroom when I was an 11-year-old and find it absolutely covered, pretty much all the wall space, in Hanson posters and pictures of Hanson torn out of TeenBop magazines. Certainly not a little dumb, even for a child, or kind of weird and gross. Just a cool kid who likes a sense of her own space in the world. Just like this kid! Oh my goodness do I love this kid! I have never played Portal, but I know that it’s about puzzles (I think?) (right?) (puzzles?), and after I watched this video for the first time last night I had a friend — who DOES play Portal — explain to me what all the different Portal things in this super cute kid’s room are about. That’s how dedicated I am to this video. I first loved it, based on no knowledge, and then I learned about it and loved it even more. “What does ‘the cake is a lie’ mean?” is a question I asked, for example. And, uh — DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? That means a scary thing!* Perhaps too scary of a thing to have written on a baby’s wall, but this baby seems pretty tough so I guess he can probably handle it.

Another classic case of a kid who hasn’t yet learned how to breathe and be excited about something at the same time. “These are the pillows for my pillow bed” is one of the best things I’ve ever heard in my life and I will take it in my heart to the grave. Also I’m in love with the dad? THIS VIDEO IS THE BEST! PORTAL PANELS! (Via BlameItOn.)

*They tell you you’re going to get cake at the end of the puzzles but then they try to murder you instead!
Comments (38)
  1. “It doesn’t get better.” -Kelly

  2. When he opened the door to the bathroom, I half-expected to see Jonathan Coulton chillin’ in there. That is really the only way this room could be any better.

  3. Now you’re thinking with bedrooms

  4. Two thoughts:

    1) this kid is the best kid.

    2) does this mean he is happy to not have a birthday cake? Because that would depress me, personally.

  5. I’m glad that we’re on the same page about that pillowbed.

    I want this room so painfully badly.

  6. This bedroom is a triumph.

  7. I wish there was a place where you could peel back the wall and hide in a crawlspace

  8. This kid WILL grow up to invent teleportation one day. You watch.

  9. well now my bedroom is just a piece of crap in comparison to his.

  10. My desire to talk about how much I love this bedroom and want to live in it is compromised by my desire not to say creepy things about how much I want to be in a child’s bedroom.

  11. The Enrichment Center promises to always provide a safe testing environment. With pillows. In dangerous testing environments, the Enrichment Center promises to always provide useful advice. For instance, don’t trip on the pillows. Ouchies!

  12. I predict he will have his own video game company one day. And his house will have actual working portals. I hope he invites us over.

  13. I loved his shin-busting attempt to hop up over his bed frame, then as he’s clutching his leg in pain he goes, “Ooh, GLaDOS!” That was amazing.

  14. THIS THREAD MAKES ME SO HAPPY! Videogames and Videogumes.

  15. How weird! I was going to clean today using the Katamari Method. I hope my dad is pleased with the results.

  16. I love this kid. And I love Portal. And I love how he is somehow immune from the deep, crushing sense of existential terror that I associate with the games.

    And the sadness. The heart-melting, eye-wetting sadness of it.

  17. Hey, hey, look at this!

    From Her website!

  18. Kelly,
    I received a second copy of Portal when I bought the sequel. I emailed you a code to redeem it through Steam. I just really feel that everyone should play that game.
    All the best,

  19. Is this kid’s name Vector? Because if so, that is awesome.

  20. Well after watching that, I have now added Portal to my Amazon wish list

  21. “Shhhh, Glados is watching”

    such a fine line between a cute statement by a child, and a fearful warning of a child

    “Shhhh, my Uncle Terry is watching”

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