Boy gives hilariously honest response to profession of love

Sometimes rejection stings but you’ve at least got to keep your sense of humor.

An Oregonian mother of three shared an Instagram video that would be a strong competitor on “Kids Say The Darndest Things.” Samantha Hise’s son clearly speaks from his unfiltered heart. The bite-sized fellow was captured on camera impressively playing a wooden guitar.

The kid starts singing a song and strumming, while a little girl in a pink sweater sits behind him on the couch. 

“I want Mr. Chris and I,” he sings before he’s interrupted by the girl.

“No, sing about me! Say: I love you, Kassie,” she tells him, singing the last few words.

“I can’t,” he says, struggling to finish, “I don’t love you but… you’re funny.” 

Fortunately, the little girl seems unfazed by the comment. However, for grownups, the consolation prize of being “funny” seconds after a merciless rejection is hilarious. Instagram users got a good laugh out of the exchange.

“At least he doesn’t make ‘em wonder. Just tells ‘em. So cute!” One Instagram user wrote. 

“They are adorable! From the lips of babes! Honesty!” Another said. 

“Watch out! This is so funny and adorable that it might end up taking you onto the Ellen show,” one person wrote.

A 2015 study in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology found that kids don’t begin telling those innocent white lies to protect other people’s feelings until they’re about seven years old. But the truth just sounds that much cuter coming from these brutally honest messengers. 

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