The video, in which Robby is dressed in a dark suit and red tie, weaves together humor, music, pithy philosophical comments, cute dance moves, poetry, and gentle reprimands to grownups.
After quoting from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” he says, if there really were two paths, “I want to be on the one that leads to awesome.”
The video has had more than 6.4 million hits so far.
Students in Heather England’s class won the “If We Were President” contest by education-servinces company Pearson with a video of a song they wrote, “Vote Me Maybe,” inspired by the election season.
The Kid President’s video was “great” because it sends the message that “it doesn’t matter who you are,… it’s what’s inside that counts,” says Davis, one of the third-graders, in a phone interview.
“It encourages you and motivates you to do the right things,” adds his classmate Jada. “God made us for a reason … not just to sit around,” she said.
Robby reminds the students of Martin Luther King Jr., because he encourages people to work together, Ms. England says.