I am so happy
I was just at target buying pokemon cards and i was looking at the trading card wall and there were these two little boys there maybe 5 years old 6 at the most and they were there with i think their grandfather. And i recommended a set of pokemon cards to them and the grandfather goes “Oh its another pokemon guy”. And me, a 22 year old man, looks at these little kids, smiles and goes “Oh yeah! Ive been collecting pokemon cards and playing the games since i was your age!”
The look on this child’s face. He looked like he had just met a rock star. He seemed so shocked and in awe and he looks at his grandpa and back to me as if this is the most incredible thing he’s ever heard. “I have a raichu card! A shiny one!” He’s trying so hard to impress me its incredible.
I wait patiently while they pick out their cards before I get mine and as they’re leaving the grandfather shoes them off and the little one who was really amazed tags back a bit and goes “Bye bye pokemon master!”
Im smiling so wide and Im almost in tears. There it was, suddenly his shock made sense. When i was that kids age all I wanted to be was that. A pokemon master. And this kid who is the same age I was when I got into pokemon was looking at me like i was the coolest guy in the world because he believed i was a pokemon master. Im still so happy because pokemon means so much to me. its such an important part of my childhood. And at first i was really over-flattered but after thinking about it i think this is really what it means to be a pokemon master, I know everything pokemon has to offer and I love it deeply and i can share it with anyone whether they’re 5 years old or 50 years old.
So here i am having achieved this childhood dream. thanks for telling me kid because im not sure i would have realized.
Right before he left i told him “Be nice to your pokemon and do your best! Im sure you’ll be a great trainer one day!”
And i think thats one of the best things thats ever happened to me.