Spelling bees are usually tense events–all the kids are sweating it, wondering if they’re going to get something they know, something they can figure out, or something that’s going to take them down. They’re not usually scenes for much laughter. But here’s one that’s different.

To set the stage, this is the Scripps National Spelling Bee and these kids are the best of the best. He’s supposed to repeat the word, spell it, then repeat it again. Laughter isn’t part of the script.

You can’t really blame this boy.  Spelling bees are about spelling unusual and difficult words but he got one that is possibly the funniest word you’ll hear, in and out of a spelling bee: Sardoodledom!

Merriam-Webster defines Sardoodledom as, “mechanically contrived plot structure and stereotyped or unrealistic characterization in drama.” It sure was a new word for this young contestant, 11-year-old Kenny Aouad.

This video is here to prove that a small piece of happiness and laughter can brighten up just anyone’s day.

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