We're only a few days into 2022, but some of us are already over it.
By "some of us" we mean Carter Trozzolo—the little boy from Toronto, Ontario, Canada whose interview with CTV News has gone viral for perfectly embodying how people are feeling right now.
The province of Ontario, Canada was hit with a major snow storm on Monday, blanketing the area with several inches of snow. CTV spoke to citizens doing their best to cope: one man armed with only some small garden shovels, another plowing snow with an ATV and Carter.
Carter, interviewed while actively shoveling hip-deep snow, had no problem letting us know exactly how he felt about the seemingly-endless shoveling. The colorful Canadian sighed explaining he had been shoveling for his home, but also "neighbors, friends, probably people I even don't know..."
Snow continued to fall through the interview and as he worked—something the young man seemed all-too-aware of.
His earnest over-it-ness spoke to the world.
What started as a brief interview with a wonderfully dramatic kid quickly took on it's own life on Twitter.
One of my favourite kids was on the news tonight in Toronto and I have officially died. I\u2019m dead. The name plate alone. Gold.pic.twitter.com/3XNs27oHoh— Meaghan Derynck (@Meaghan Derynck) 1642470851
The people feel you, Carter.
I love him.\nEven his technique. It's full Angry Shovel.\nBeautiful.https://twitter.com/MeaghanDerynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— Ginge (@Ginge) 1642529996
I strongly identify with this kid\u2019s energy. https://twitter.com/meaghanderynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/aavkZt1CoI— Jake Tobin Garrett (@Jake Tobin Garrett) 1642541826
This kid is an entire 2020-2022 vibe.https://twitter.com/meaghanderynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— Jodi Cooke (@Jodi Cooke) 1642523607
@fpmartinelli27 doing a good deed and hating every godawful second of it is absolutely me irl— itstimothydavis (@itstimothydavis) 1642536667
what an absolute moodhttps://twitter.com/MeaghanDerynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— Adrienne Arzaga (she/her) (@Adrienne Arzaga (she/her)) 1642622055
Damn when you wish you were in school!!!! Baby going through IT!! Somebody, fix him an epsom bath, get the heating pad, sir do you need some bailey\u2019s in your cocoa? Got him STRESSED https://twitter.com/MeaghanDerynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— \ud835\udd6e\ud835\udd8d\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd97\ud835\udd91\ud835\udd8e\ud835\udd8a \ud835\udd78\ud835\udd94\ud835\udd93\ud835\udd99\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd93\ud835\udd86 \u270a\ud83c\udffe (Nelly\u2650\ufe0f) (@\ud835\udd6e\ud835\udd8d\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd97\ud835\udd91\ud835\udd8e\ud835\udd8a \ud835\udd78\ud835\udd94\ud835\udd93\ud835\udd99\ud835\udd86\ud835\udd93\ud835\udd86 \u270a\ud83c\udffe (Nelly\u2650\ufe0f)) 1642602169
Exhausted. But helping "probably people I don't know." This kid is the muse of 2022.https://twitter.com/MeaghanDerynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— Callanite \ud83c\uddec\ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2\ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6 (@Callanite \ud83c\uddec\ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2\ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6) 1642523868
It wasn't just Carter people fell in love with.
The news team itself earned high praise for this bit on infotainment as well.
Whoever was filling in these graphics deserves a raise https://twitter.com/meaghanderynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/cwwJThB47n— Meteorologist Katie Nickolaou (@Meteorologist Katie Nickolaou) 1642604083
Praise be the editors or producers who kept in the multiple weary sighs, incredible TV— LAGT (@LAGT) 1642483609
The "EXHAUSTED" under his name should win an Emmy https://twitter.com/MeaghanDerynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/nYIB8uotjv— Ced (@Ced) 1642537000
give the producer a raise for that lower-thirdhttps://twitter.com/MeaghanDerynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— jacqueline zegler (@jacqueline zegler) 1642529952
Has TV ever been this good before? I think not.https://twitter.com/meaghanderynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— Jenna Schnuer (@Jenna Schnuer) 1642521760
And for anyone wondering if Carter is like this all of the time, if Twitter is to be believed, the answer is yes!
This angel is my friend's kid and I can confirm he is this dramatic all the time and we live for ithttps://twitter.com/MeaghanDerynck/status/1483256373592961025\u00a0\u2026— CP_stylebook (CBC's version) (@CP_stylebook (CBC's version)) 1642534664
The hashtag #CarterExhausted is filled with people who resonated with his energy.
So if you need a dose of Big Carter Energy, that's a solid place to start.
Cheers to you, Carter Trozzolo, for being the hero the people need in 2022.