When you need a dose of smiles, uplifting words, and general good-will and goofy enthusiasm, you can rely on Kid President. Kid President is a popular, charming, silly, and feel-good media personality created by Brad Montague of Tennessee with his wife. Montague explains on their site that his younger brother-in-law, Robby Novak, plays Kid President.
The couple was inspired to create this awesome character after running a summer camp for “kids who want to change the world.” The participating childrens’ kindness and creativity was so moving that it led to Montague and his family starting the Kid President film and media series from their home in 2012.
Kid President co-creator Montague is also the film director at SoulPancake and owner at Montague Workshop. Since the first video aired, the Kid President team has interacted with Beyoncé, the White House, the UN, and and a foray of incredible kids, teachers, and performers around the globe.
In a 2016 video, Bob Montague explains why he still leads summer camps and says that this phrase underlies and inspires all of his work: “be who you needed when you were younger.”
Kid President is funny, kind, and a natural speaker and performer. Here are seven stellar quotes from Kid President on coolness, kindness, and fun:
Don’t wait for the party to come to you or for festivities to pick up steam. Carry your own light, warmth, humor, and merriment wherever you roam. Carrying around your own party hats and streamers never hurt either. In those times when we are joyful and feel full of energy, each one of us can be a party, can be a celebration, and can be electric and contagious.
Open your eyes. How cool is it that we’re all alive on the same planet, at the same time? ~ Kid President Click To Tweet
This quote comes from a Kid President video called “A Pep Talk for the World” which was shown in 2015 the night before world leaders announced the Global Goals in New York which are intended to take on our planet’s and species’ biggest challenges. While, in typically joyful Kid President fashion, he temporarily gets off track thinking about puppies, he also provides some truly thoughtful reflections on the ups and downs of our existence. Here’s another gem from this video: “In the lunchroom of the world, there shouldn’t be a ‘cool’ table… the whole lunchroom should be one big cool table.”
Love is undeniably powerful. We can fill the world with love starting right in our very own particular lives with the small choices we make each day. This quote reminds me of an old Jackie DeShannon song, “Put A Little Love in Your Heart.”
It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance. So get to it. ~ Kid President Click To Tweet
We need to move and dance, and we need to be moved to dance. Let’s all try to be on the giving and receiving end of love, rhythm, and inspiration. When was the last time you danced? Was it today?
This quote has that special blend of realism, absurdity, sweetness, and humor that makes Kid President’s voice memorable and unique. While cats are not the most common of gifts, they certainly add immeasurable value to our lives—their vibrating purrs are even healing.
If you see spinach (or anything else) in somebody’s teeth, tell them, but only after you’ve told them something embarrassing about yourself. I mean, everyone gets spinach in their teeth once in a while. ~ Kid President
Be a good friend. Have compassion for those with spinach teeth.
I saved this one for last because I think it really epitomizes what Kid President is all about. He values the life spirit and individuality of each living person, and isn’t afraid to talk about it! So many people struggle with reaching out to others, accepting themselves, or with giving and receiving love and praise.
Kid President is proof that people are capable of good at a very young age and that one voice is powerful. He teaches and reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously, that we are all worthy and connected, that we can have lots of fun, and that we can live fully, starting right now.
On the Kid President site, Brad Montague writes, “I believe kids can change the world. I also believe grown-ups can change the world. It just takes all of us working together.”