A tired 9-year-old boy from Toronto has become an internet sensation with his amusing response to shoveling snow. Carter Trozzolo, a third-grade student, gained social media fame when a CTV News crew interviewed him while he was clearing the heavy snow that resulted from a massive snowstorm. Exhausted from the task, Carter candidly expressed his weariness, stating, “Tiring,” followed by a comically heavy sigh. He confessed his desire to be in school instead and explained that he was shoveling not just for his neighbors and friends but also for strangers. The interview clip, accompanied by an onscreen graphic labeling him as “EXHAUSTED,” went viral and has garnered over 1.5 million views.
Carter’s tiredness resonated with people worldwide, who found his reaction both funny and relatable. Twitter users praised him, with one declaring him the hero they didn’t know they needed, and another expressing solidarity, saying, “We are all Carter Trozzolo. I hear you, kid. I feel you.” Even singer Sara Bareilles appreciated Carter’s exhaustion, calling it “gold.” The Canadian Armed Forces’ official Twitter account commended Carter’s dedication to helping others and encouraged everyone to be like him. When CTV News returned for a follow-up interview the next day, Carter revealed that he was still exhausted, while his parent, Rachel DiSaia, shared that many people could relate to his level of tiredness in these challenging times.
One of my favourite kids was on the news tonight in Toronto and I have officially died. I’m dead. The name plate alone. Gold. pic.twitter.com/3XNs27oHoh
— Meaghan Derynck (@MeaghanDerynck) January 18, 2022
According to DiSaia, Carter has been involved in community service, including shoveling snow for their neighbors, for the past few years. As Carter has grown older, he has taken on more responsibility, making a significant difference in their street. Although his lengthy sighs of exhaustion have become a trademark, his parents attribute it to the dramatic nature of the times we live in. Carter’s weariness while shoveling snow has struck a chord with countless individuals, who appreciate his ability to capture the shared emotions of exhaustion felt by many.