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DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, Penn. — A 5-year-old stole the spotlight during a live, local newscast, and the video’s gone viral.
When WNEP reporter Sofia Ojeda handed her microphone to a red-headed child at the Wayne County Fair, she had no idea what hit her.
Apparently, Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, hit her — and the World Wide Web — with his perfect 5-year-old-ness.
For a kid who says he doesn’t watch the news and has “apparently never been on live television before,” he has the demeanor of a newscaster down pat. Instead of using fillers such as “um” and “uh,” Noah uses the word “apparently” profusely and with great effect. The more he uses apparently, the funnier he gets.
But it’s not only Noah’s use of apparently that makes him charming. He gives his responses with terrific inflection and details, such as, “Apparently, sometimes I don’t watch the news because I’m a kid. And, apparently, grandpa just gives me the remote after we watch the Powerball.”
Noah told KSAT that he’s a little embarrassed by his new-found fame. But it was revealed in the interview that apparently, “apparently” isn’t his only well-used adverb. Seriously.
Noah made his national television debut Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, proving his hilarious charm was not a fluke.