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December 13th, 2009
02:35 PM ET

Boy with ukulele becomes internet phenom!

Two of our favorite viral videos of the week...

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Filed under: Josh Levs
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  1. Britney

    Omigod, that little boy is so cute! I'm always on Youtube, but I still havent seen that video. Guess im going to have to go searching for it!

    December 13, 2009 at 7:44 pm |
  2. Burt

    Excellent investigative journalism Josh. Thank God we have people like you who can dig deep and find the truth – the stories and the videos that we would never would have uncovered without the help of a professional. You deserve that paycheck. You're doing a heck of a job. Thank God for CNN and especially for the gifted people like yourself. Without you, I never would have found out about Ukulele Boy. I salute you cnn/josh.

    December 13, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  3. Dorothy

    If you folks think this is awesome check out the Muppet Studio Channel on YouTube – Ringing of the Bells and Ghost Hunt. Awesome doesn't even start to describe the Muppet madness!

    December 14, 2009 at 5:00 am |
  4. JK

    It is very unfortunate to give attention to this type of video. It is well documented that television is damaging to the development of young children and what they need to be doing is engaging in play that helps them develop their large motor skills and imaginations. To encourage parents to put their children in front of a video or television for hours so they can get attention for copying what is for them an unhealthy activity borders on abetting child abuse. That poor little boy should be playing outside: climbing trees, running, jumping, learning to entertain himself. The real job for children is play, not mimicking some guy on a guitar so his parents can get an ego trip from having him on a viral video.

    December 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  5. Titania

    JK, your comment is foolish. "...what they need to be doing is engaging in play that helps them develop their large motor skills and imaginations"? How do you know that this boy isn't also engaging in "large motor skill" play, like sports - he's wearing a sporty sweatshirt and he looks trim and healthy.

    By your comment, it would seem that a child under your care be a complete idiot – illiterate and unable to hold a pencil or pen (yes - fine motor skills, that all kindergarten kids need to develop). And you write: He should be "learning to entertain himself". What in the world do you think he's doing in this clip? He's totally into it. ...Get a clue, JK.

    ...Congrats to the parents. You seem like you're raising a healthy, happy, creative, coordinated, fun child.

    December 15, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  6. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Reminds of the movie desperado with the evenging guitar player.

    December 19, 2009 at 11:17 am |