Watch This 'Kids React' Kid Change His Mind On LGBTQ Issues As He Grows Up

And because they have used many of the same kids in these videos, it’s possible to trace their evolution on different social issues—like Twitter user VelvetPJM did when he noticed that one of the kids in the videos got progressively more tolerant about same-sex marriage in videos taken at different times in his childhood.

The videos were each shot one year apart, beginning when the boy was only five—one in 2013, the year that a large part of the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned; one after Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide in 2015; and one after “Heartbeat,” an animated short film featuring a same-sex couple, was released in 2017.

It’s a heartwarming reminder about how quickly public opinion has changed about LGBTQ issues—and how it will perhaps continue to do so about other social justice issues. In a few years, perhaps, bathroom bans and debates over trans service members will also seem like the distant past.

This kid, after all, is a reminder that change is possible.

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The Internet Is Losing Its Mind Over This Man's Smoking Room Sorcery

With the exception of rewatching ‘Harry Potter’ (and sitting through that one weird cousin’s uncomfortably lame card trick) we don’t get to see magic very often. But maybe we’re just looking in the wrong places. 

22-year-old Isamu Felipe Nagano from the Gifu Prefecture in Japan stumbled upon some pretty impressive magic tricks — in the smoking area of a shopping mall.  

Nagano and three friends witnessed these seriously impressive tricks and uploaded this video to Twitter. 

But who is this mysterious, talented man?

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“Without saying anything, [the magic man] started floating his paper cup,” Nagano told BuzzFeed News. “We asked him to do it again, and so he did without speaking a word.”

And it sounds like the guy seemed pretty pleased with himself.

“When he was done with his magic tricks, he gave us a smug face. He started smoking looking very satisfied, with a full smile on his face,” Nagano said. 

Twitter couldn’t get enough of this wizardry — the video has been retweeted nearly 60,000 times… And people seem to comment “WTF” quite frequently. 

“What! WTF!!”

Seriously though, how does he do it?

“It’s simple: That dude’s a wizard.”

Despite his Internet fame, the man’s identity remains a mystery. 

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“We don’t know his name,” Nagano. “But my friends who live around the area said that they recognize him although they too don’t know his name.”

Who knew that sorcery could be found in Japanese mall smoking rooms? (h/t buzzfeed)

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