11-Year-Old Makes Friends Just for the Drama and the Internet Is Lovin’ It
The internet is impressed with the little boy's witty comments and performances online and he is already pretty popular.
It is difficult to imagine a life without friends. They often help us steer our lives in the correct direction by giving us much-needed reality checks from time to time. They would laugh if you fall but are your biggest cheerleader during the climb. They are your extended family with whom you spend way more time than your family. However, not everyone feels the way we do, especially not this 11-year-old kid named Nathan from California.
Nathan Broxton has become an internet sensation for his witty comments and videos that his mother posts on social media. Nathan's most recent video was liked more than half a million times. In the video, you can see him telling his mom, "I don’t like actually being friends with this person. I just like being friends with them because of the drama." The young boy is aware that his statement might sound wrong and says, "It’s very problematic. I need to work on myself." Samantha bursts out laughing, and Nathan returns to his iPad.
Everybody loves a good drama and we cannot blame Nathan for it. His mother told TODAY, "Nathan isn’t even trying to be funny — he just is." Many people took to the internet to applaud his self-awareness. "This wise young man has more self-awareness than 90% of the adults I know," commented @creepypapermultipack. Another social media user, @blackat91, added: "So Nathan is my spirit animal. But unlike Nathan, I will not do better."
A third, @desi_nicolette, said: "First off can I say the fact that this young person is not only able to identify that’s the sole reason for the 'friendship' but was able to vocalize it and realized it’s problematic (even jokingly)! It’s the emotional maturity we barely see in adults for me! Props to the parents and tribe that raised an emotionally complex and ever-evolving child that’s aware there’s growth to be made!"
Last month, Nathan grabbed the attention of Leslie Odom Jr. after his mother posted a video of him singing along to "Wait for it" from the hit musical Hamilton in which Odom had performed. "Young brother is far more committed than I even dreamt of being his age,” Odom tweeted. “This is conviction! And I love to see it. On this trajectory, he’ll eclipse me in no time. Ha."
Young brother is far more committed than I even dreamt of being at his age. This is conviction! And I love to see it. On this trajectory, he’ll eclipse me in no time. Ha 💪🏾 https://t.co/voIaxcGkcC— Leslie Odom, Jr. (@leslieodomjr) January 10, 2023
Samantha describes her child as a "smart kid with high emotional intelligence. "He’s very sensitive,” she said, noting that Nathan was bullied by male classmates for refusing to chase down girls at recess. "That’s the kind of stuff that he wants nothing to do with,” she explained. “Nathan is very much a community builder. He never wants to bring anyone down."
Nathan has a very special bond with his sister Sophie who is 12 years old. “They spend at least two hours a day acting out scenes with stuffed animals,” Samantha revealed. “They’ve recorded a movie together.” It should come as no surprise that Nathan plans to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. "He wants to perform," his mother shared. "It's in his blood."