Toddler ‘realizes he messed up’ after taking giant bite of jalapeño pepper: ‘He took it like a champ’

This toddler had the most adorably funny response to eating an unexpectedly spicy pepper!

Lucy Estrada (@lucyestrada50) is a parent and TikToker who loves sharing videos of her adorable kids. Lucy’s son Emmett has a fondness for spicy food so Lucy didn’t hesitate when the adventurous toddler asked to try a spicy pepper. Unfortunately, Emmett wasn’t prepared for just how spicy the pepper would be. Lucy’s TikTok video revealing Emmett’s hilarious reaction to the pepper racked up 13.3 million views and counting, and had TikTokers cracking up!


It’s the face when he realized he messed up for me 🤣🤣 #toddlersoftiktok #spicyfoodlover

♬ original sound – Lucy Estrada

The video begins with a shot of Emmett standing on a stool in Lucy’s kitchen holding a jalapeño pepper in his hands. The toddler grins at the camera then takes a bite of the pepper. He chews happily for a moment and even holds the pepper out to his mom to offer her a bite, but then the spiciness kicks in. 

Emmett’s face quickly changes from a grin to a look of surprise and horror as he processes the spiciness. He gasps and begins waving at his mouth, but bravely continues chewing the pepper. 

“I thought you said it wasn’t spicy!” Lucy jokes as the toddler continues to wave his hand in front of his mouth.

“Is it spicy?” Lucy asks, and the toddler nods as he attempts to finish chewing the pepper. 

“Want some water?” Lucy offers and Emmett eagerly nods his head. 

Although Emmett is clearly not enjoying the spiciness of the pepper, he never loses his cool. Instead, the toddler calmly places the jalapeño on the kitchen counter and walks to the refrigerator. He patiently waits as the refrigerator tap fills his cup with cold water. 

The video ends as Emmett eagerly takes a sip of water. 

Viewers couldn’t get enough of Lucy’s video and applauded Emmett’s bravery! 

“In my honest opinion, he took it like a champ,” wrote one TikToker. 

“Respect. The little man kept going and finished his bite,” commented another viewer. 

“This is the calmest freak out I’ve ever seen!” another TikToker wrote. 

Emmett may not have enjoyed his encounter with the jalapeño, but he certainly kept his cool in the face of the hot pepper!   

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