At the start of the video, the kid can be seen playing drums on a bucket before a teacher walks in to surprise him.
The sort of joy and happiness that is evident on kids’ faces when given a gift is the best. They are also so adorably grateful to the ones who gift them what they need, be it a teacher or a parent. In a Reddit video posted by u/davidwallacecto, a child can be seen playing music on a bucket with his two drumsticks and it sounds amazing. After this, his teacher tells him, "Everybody wanted to get you a new set of drums and so I have a surprise for you. Come here." He looks shocked upon hearing that. He follows his teacher and she uncovers his new drums.
The child is unable to believe his eyes and moves around exclaiming, "Oh my God! Oh my God!" Then goes up to his teacher and says, "Thank you!" Later, he begins to play his new drums and he proves why he deserves it: he plays them beautifully well.
The post already has more than 85k upvotes on Reddit and is captioned, "Teacher surprises drummer student with a new drum set." People just loved the fact that such a talented kid was gifted a drum set. u/Blewbe commented, "Man, the look on his face as he's trying out the new set. He's not familiar with it yet, so he's paying attention to the sounds and not really doing anything deliberate with facial expressions.10/10, love that New Toy feeling." @M1nn3OfaMan wrote, "Core memory unlocked. That kid is gonna remember this for the rest of his life. Good for him and the teachers that got it for him." u/HavingNotAttained mentioned, "That's a legit set of drums, too, she really went the extra mile to look into a quality drumset." u/innercircle79 expressed, "The kid's reaction is priceless! He's also talented! That awesome gesture from the teacher." u/DuckWithADagger commented, "I remember my first instrument, my first guitar. Waking up in the morning and seeing a new axe on the couch. I remember that warm feeling, that happiness. This video brought me back a few years."
The boy's name is said to be Alijah Lockhart and his teacher’s name is Stacy Caldwell, according to Legit. The same video was posted by @goodnewsdog last year on Instagram. It was captioned, "After his old drums were destroyed in a house fire, 10-year-old Alijah Lockhart was surprised by his music teacher, Stacy Caldwell, with a new drum set. Alijah will also be receiving an electronic drum set, a practice pad, and music books." Many on social media were equally surprised and happy for the kid. @alaskangirl65 commented, "Brought a tear to my eye,” while @polandanita31 wrote, "Love this. His teacher is exceptional. He has mad skills." @choc.cake.eater shared, "Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this kid - looks like a natural and he's being supported and loved," and @tbabiey3 pointed out, "He will be a famous drummer, and thank his teacher and others that made an incredible impact in his life we need more of this." @sena_usa_newyork wrote, "She’s the reason we have music without music teachers where are the drummers and pianists and all."