An economic shutdown to curb the virus has meant that many mainstays of American childhood, such as ice cream trucks and the McDonald’s PlayPlace, are off limits. That means kids like 4 year old Blake McLennan from Phoenix are having to grow up pretty fast — but not without a good tantrum. Back in April, her parents captured her meltdown upon learning that her favorite activities are currently no-nos. The three-minute video begins mid-rant as Blake sits at the dining table with her parents: “So, now, everything in this world has to shut all the way down. Nobody has to go anywhere because they’re shut down. The ice cream truck is shut down.” She adds, “We can’t go anywhere — not even McDonald’s, which is my favorite restaurant.”
… The melodramatic footage was originally captured near the start of the US coronavirus outbreak, and posted to the family Instagram account,@MacHouseBlanc, on April 2. However, the clip got a bump from gardener Ron Finley, who boasts 157,000 followers on the social media platform. There, the video has picked up over 1.1 million views.