Viewers Stunned by 6-Year-Old Who Wakes up Early to Cook, Clean in Video Viewed 28M Times

A video, reportedly showing one six-year-old's extensive daily routine of household chores, has gone viral on TikTok, sparking debate among viewers.

The clip has amassed over 28 million views since it was first shared late last month, generating 1.9 million likes and 33,000 comments.

While every family's attitude toward chores is different, experts generally agree that children should have household responsibilities. According to a 2019 study, for example, regularly completing chores was found to be associated with increased levels of life satisfaction in kindergarten-aged children.

In the video, found here, TikTok user @shopping666 wrote: "My baby is six years old, and he gets up at six every day to cook for himself, do housework and then go to school."

The minute-and-a-half long clip begins by showing the child waking up and promptly putting on clean clothes. He then brushes his teeth and washes his face after refilling a bathroom dispenser full of towelettes.

Next, the boy heads to the kitchen, where he blends up some sort of beverage, makes himself a breakfast of eggs and dumplings, and then eats. After the meal, he washes his dishes.

The child then moves on to more chores, including cleaning the toilet, wiping down the shower, doing laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing his shoes. In completing these tasks, he uses a range of ultra-high-tech home gadgets with ease.

The video ends with the child heading to school—and taking out the trash on his way out.

Viewers were overwhelmingly impressed with the child's diverse roster of chores, especially given his young age.

"This kid did more in one day than I have done all year," wrote @daileymagic.

"This little man is ready for college," echoed @mevale456.

"His parents are doing him a favor by setting him up for success. He's gonna be the boss of all your kids," said @yanneth.llamas.

Despite the child's amazing abilities, many disagreed with the idea that he should have to complete so many chores each day.

"Ummm...impressive but I the only one?" wondered @kkhronicles.

"So much for enjoying being a kid," added @ashley.xo_. "He will have to do that enough when he is older."

While some said they found the video "sad," others defended the child's parents. "Y'all really think a child cleaning means he doesn't have a childhood?!" said @fumster. "This is amazing parenting!"

Others, meanwhile, suspected that the video was staged and not a genuine reflection of the child's day-to-day life.

"Ain't no kid actually doing that every day," said @kooks.books in a highly-liked comment.

Newsweek reached out to @shopping666 for comment.

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On TikTok, a video showing a six-year-old's morning routine has sparked viral debate. The boy cooks himself breakfast and takes out the trash on his way to school among other daily chores. Halfpoint/iStock / Getty Images Plus