Have you seen the viral video “Eating Twinkies With God“? It’s taken over the internet and has become the latest Youtube sensation with 40 million views in just one week. The reason this short video is catching everyone’s attention is, it’s inspiring message. After watching the video you might even question your own humanity.
The concept for the video was thought up by two friends, Meir Kay and Joris Reynaud. The video was released on March 16 on the Director’s, Meir Kay’s Youtube channel. With it’s popularity it begs to reason, why does this video reach so many people? What makes it so special is a little boy’s search for God in his own spiritual journey, which everyone of every background and upbringing can relate too.
After watching the film, it makes you think of how God’s character is shown through your positive interaction with others. Kay shares what he hopes people get out of his video: “Whether you believe or not, we all can agree that by helping each other, each good act that we do makes this world a brighter place. Let us rise to the occasion and be kinder to each other, to help one another. We are all on the same team.”
Kay is a motivational speaker and community volunteer, he says the purpose behind “Eating Twinkies With God” and most of his work is to encourage people to “achieve happiness every day, spread kindness, and live a positive life.”
One Facebook fan of the video says this about the message: “One good thing about this video is the innocence of a child. He didn’t judge the homeless person by her outward looks or her position in life. He saw someone special. He’s an angel.”
If look past our differences we will see the beauty in others that God sees and we will remember to treat everyone with kindness. As we do this, we will become happier ourselves. Happiness and fulfillment come by serving and watching out for others. That is where we can find God.
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