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She Opened 'Worst Christmas Gift Ever,' Then Ate It

Toddler's reaction to a prank banana is priceless
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2019 7:00 AM CST
She Opened 'Worst Christmas Gift Ever,' Then Ate It
"Banana!"   (YouTube)

While some kids are hoping (in vain) that Baby Yoda will show up under the Christmas tree, little Aria Mojica is much easier to please. Her parents found that out when they tried to prank the 2-year-old with what dad Justice Mojica calls the "worst Christmas gift ever," given a bit early so they could record her reaction, USA Today reports. Mojica and his wife upload comedy skits under the name LGNDFRVR, and although Aria wasn't originally part of their act, they've recently started making her a co-star because "she has so much personality" and is a "big ball of good vibes," Mojica says.

Mojica says Aria has been fascinated by videos that show other kids opening presents, so he wrapped up a banana, just to see her response. "She definitely loves bananas," he says. "There are random nights when she wakes up and is like, 'Banana!'" Aria didn't disappoint. "Banana!" she shrieks in the video as she rips the wrapping paper off and pulls the banana out. "Open it!" she excitedly demands of her mother, sitting right next to her—after which, once the banana is peeled, she proceeds to devour her present. The video got the most traction on Twitter, where it's been viewed more than 20 million times. "It's amazing that we were able to make the world smile," Mojica tells USA Today. (More prank stories.)

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