It has been quite the week for cute viral videos. There’s been the little girl gushing over her first train ride and the baby that wakes up instantly and dances in her car seat when her favorite song comes on, just to name a couple. And now, meet little John.

John’s mom caught him this week raiding the sprinkle container. How did she know? the evidence was written all over his face:

Child Caught Stealing Sprinkles but Denies It in Cute Viral Video

But 3-year-old little John was adamant when confronted that he “did not” get into the sprinkles. And he denies it several different ways, and using “grown-up” language that will melt your heart.

Watch the dialogue between John and his mom:

Now before you go thinking that the video only glorifies lying and is teaching little Johnny bad habits, read what his mom wrote on the video about teaching him a lesson:

After I filmed it we had a VERY long talk about the difference between telling the truth and not telling the truth. He has an amazing imagination and loves to tell us stories. I saw this as a sweet moment, something that every child goes through…where they try to push the boundaries to see how far they can go. And I thought I’d share it with my friends and family. And apparently, the world seems to enjoy it, too. We are currently working on the difference, and he is doing really well. :)

Side note: My son does NOT have a filling or a cavaty. He was eating breakfast at the time of Sprinklegate, and that is just some of his breakfast cereal in his food. It is a low quality video, and it just showed up in a funky color. But he does NOT eat sweets all the time (ah! Hence the binge!), and his teeth are healthy and beautiful.

Now watch it again — because we know you want to.

(H/T: Gawker)

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