COVID-19 has affected more businesses than we thought imaginable.
It's gotten so bad that even Disneyland has closed its parks- something that rarely occurs for the major tourist attraction.
A young boy from Canada recently expressed his disappointment over the recent Disneyland closures in what might be the most sophisticated way possible.
While some children (and adults) have made their strong opinions known about the closures, this young Canadian man has kept his cool, as seen in a clip from Fox News 11.
Sports columnist Arash Markazi shared the clip on his Twitter account on March 13th, where it received over 150,000 likes and 27,000 retweets.
Markazi captioned the video:
"This Canadian kid's response to not being able to go to Disneyland this weekend is the best thing I've seen today."
This Canadian kid's response to not being able to go to Disneyland this weekend is the best thing I've seen today. 😂 https://t.co/wrXfaQmCdo— Arash Markazi (@Arash Markazi)1584146071.0
Elias Sharf, the boy in question, is seen holding an umbrella and wearing a poncho, calmly spoke about his canceled trip to Disneyland.
"It's closing for the whole month, and we come from Canada. We took a long trip to get here."
He punctuated his statement by sipping his Starbucks drink.
This very classy lad has garnered a huge reaction on social media, with many commenting on how sophisticated Sharf was in the video.
@ArashMarkazi lol he’s so sophisticated— Naira Banks (@Naira Banks)1584160202.0
Outside of the hockey rink, this is the maddest any Canadian is capable of being. Nuclear-level mad. Livid. This is… https://t.co/VxE0OZgJ8T— Slava Malamud (@Slava Malamud)1584147264.0
He is channeling his 50 year old self 😂 https://t.co/9KhGwE4SPf— 🏈🏀〽️Go Blue Forever〽️🏈🏀 (@🏈🏀〽️Go Blue Forever〽️🏈🏀)1584190330.0
This man has a full-time job https://t.co/tgxErbQxfg— Jasmine (@Jasmine)1584148319.0
I don't know this kid, but I know that he is definitely a labor union representative at the factory. https://t.co/aUj7Bvoplf— Captain Wakanda (@Captain Wakanda)1584148673.0
@ArashMarkazi No offense to our American brothers and sisters, but us Canadians are born with this kind of swag.— Jedi Dave 🇨🇦 (@Jedi Dave 🇨🇦)1584190421.0
Markazi followed up his tweet offering Sharf and his family a free trip to Disneyland (and Starbucks) once the park reopened.
I don't know Elias (or Forrest) but this video has given me so much joy over the past couple of days. I'd love to t… https://t.co/7sSMZ44qRw— Arash Markazi (@Arash Markazi)1584286733.0
Elias' dad responded, amused by the overwhelming reaction to his son.
UPDATE: I just heard from Elias’ dad. If you’re wondering why “Forrest’ was written on his Starbucks cup, well, it’… https://t.co/KwRPmhNwPy— Arash Markazi (@Arash Markazi)1584296212.0
UPDATE II: The column I’m most looking forward to writing in 2020 is going to Disneyland with Elias and his family.… https://t.co/XqMZSKd1Ur— Arash Markazi (@Arash Markazi)1584327425.0
This is the fourth time in history that Disneyland has closed for a period of time. Let's hope that everyone who was planning a trip stays as calm, cool and collected as Elias.
Until the parks reopen, you can watch Disney Parks: The Secrets, Stories and Magic Behind the Scenes, available here.