The face of someone who has received unwanted wisdom.

How could little Cadence here have known that deleting a picture of her beloved Uncle Dave would make that picture go away forever. Sure, you know that, but you're not four years old. Toddlers can scarcely comprehend the concept of "next Christmas," let alone "forever." But when you actually discover what it means to lose something "forever"—what it really means—that's gotta be tough.

That's what makes this YouTube clip so emotionally stirring. Obviously, Uncle Dave can send more pictures. That picture is not what Cadence really lost. What she really lost was a fragment of her innocence. And like that digital picture, she can never get it back.

(by Dennis DiClaudio)


Sources: TwentyTwoWords | h/t Daily Dot