A young future zoologist has captured the hearts of Twitter users in a video explaining nature’s wonders, leading his sister to start raising funds for his college education.
“If I tear one big chunk of wood off the tree, you’ll see some big ants with huge heads — those are the soldiers,” explains Aiden, 8, the brother of Broward County, Fla., resident Britney Cooke, in a Monday, June 5, video. “Or, [you’ll see] smaller ants that don’t have big heads or [big] abdomens.”
My brother is an animal genius and wanted me to share it w you guys. He titles this: Trees danger and other animals pic.twitter.com/N21Wr5maqt
— Britney C. (@Alkebulan_) June 5, 2017
When Cooke shared a clip of Aiden discussing local trees, ants and golden snub-nosed monkeys, thousands of replies flooded her Twitter timeline.
please thank him for teaching us something new what a beautiful boy
— death (@slickville_) June 5, 2017
Gonna have my boys watch this and write me paper on what he taught them.
— Josh Parrish ?⚡☠️ (@tampa0614) June 5, 2017
when someone asks me bout some ants this gonna be me. thank you. pic.twitter.com/mQiUQFNM70
— ✭Col✭ (@cje91011) June 5, 2017
But this boy needs to be broadcasted show his talents around the world this is amazing I’m so proud ❤️?
— s h o l a ?. (@trvspassersxo) June 5, 2017
Cooke later shared her brother’s YouTube page, Aiden the Zoologist, which now has nearly 25,000 subscribers. She and her parents decided to seize the opportunity by launching a GoFundMe campaign so Aiden “can be set in the future and choose from whatever college he dreams of attending,” which has a goal of $100,000.