Given the opportunity, most of us would go back in time to have a chat with our younger selves. You’re never too young or too old to want to go back, warn yourself about things to come or tell yourself that things get better. Most of us might want to go back and stop our teen selves from making disastrous fashion choices, romantic choices, or picking careers that don’t exactly net us millions. We’re human, though, and our entire lives are full of moments we wish someone who understood us well was there to talk to.
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Jeremiah McDonald, at 12, understood himself better than anyone. The soon-to-be actor and comedian left himself a message in the form of an open-ended conversation on tape, with a stern warning that it was only to be played by him in the future. He asks his future self questions we might ask ourselves. He wants to know if he still loves his favorite show (Doctor Who), how things panned out for him, and about his passions like drawing. Jeremiah McDonald, as it turns out, is a pretty charming little kid. He’s funny and weird in a way that reminds us a lot of ourselves when swept up in the things we like.
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Adult Jeremiah doesn’t come to the table empty-handed, though. His return banter is stellar. It’s at once bittersweet as the passage of time can be, funny, and clever. At 32, he’s an accomplished man, but like anyone, he’s had some regrets. His back and forth with his 12 year old self is so good that many wondered what child actor he got to play his past self and how the obviously fake video was put together. McDonald, however, insists this is real, and we believe him. There is no match that would have been more perfect for a past and future self and their dialogue is so sincere and great. It’s one of the few videos that Youtube master McDonald encouraged his audience to pass around.
With that kind of encouragement, how could we resist? Check out the video below:
Mallory "Friday" Soto is the Editor of Cool Sh!t, Joonbug's source for internet culture, tech, charity, and the arts. A former Lit zine editor and comic book fan, she comes from a background of short stories and tales of masked vigilantes. She's a native New Yorker and avid video game fan.