When I was a little kid, I thought cars were the coolest thing in the world, and if the toy industry is any indication, I wasn’t alone. Hot wheels! Remote control cars! Those weird toy tracks that had two cars hooked up to two triggers so you could race your friend. Video game racing! The go-cart-like versions of Jeep Wranglers that rich kids had, that I was always jealous of!
Point is, kids are crazy about cars. But unlike most of us who just fantasized about driving, one brave young boy in Ohio did something about it, and he did it for the best reason. To take his little sister to McDonald’s.
The child’s father had worked all day and went to bed early. Their mother was on the couch with the kids, when she fell asleep.
That is when the children decided to leave….
Officer Koehler said the child drove a mile from his home with his little sister in the back of the van. The journey took the 8-year-old through 4 intersections, over railroad tracks and also required him to make a few right hand turns and a left hand turn.
The kid took his little sister to McDonald’s where they ate cheeseburgers, and I have no doubt that those were the two most delicious cheeseburgers in the history of the world. There’s earning a meal and then there’s this:
Witnesses told police he did obey all traffic laws and drove the speed limit.
Officer Koehler arrived at McDonald’s and talked to the little boy, who told him he had learned to drive by watching YouTube videos.
An eight-year-old taught himself how to drive on YouTube so he and his sister could get cheeseburgers. This doesn’t speak well of his parents’ ability to keep an eye on their kids, but it speaks amazingly to this kid’s future. I can’t wait to read the story about him getting into every Ivy league school with an essay about this very incident.