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Take A Moment To Soothe Your Soul With Some GIFs Of Children Falling Over

By Petr Knava | Social Media | June 15, 2016 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | June 15, 2016 |

Listen. It’s a scary and at times depressing world out there, and as people of relative comfort (we have running water and the internet) it’s our duty to work to keep ourselves and others educated, and to apply continuous corrective force to prevent the bastards getting away with it. You know which ones I mean.

But you can’t work all the time. Sometimes you need a breather. Sometimes you need to trigger the pressure release valve. So I wanted to share with you one of my favourite release valves: children falling over.

I’m not sure what that says about me. I’m sure there’s some high-minded justification for why I find it so damn funny when a child falls over — fresh-faced innocence slapstick-ly colliding with the cold reality of life; inexperienced limbs flailing about, without any semblances of control over their predicament — but I have only relatively recently made it back from an English heavy metal festival, which means I am haunted by dreams of mud, and physically battered beyond recognition, so I will do no such thing.

Instead, I’ll just be generous enough to share.

World got you down?

Need a break?












And then there are these two masterpieces which are just too large to embed:


The ultimate expression.

Incidentally, if that worked to cheer you up and you find yourself belonging to the same club as me, then you should know that /r/childrenfallingover is absolutely a place on Reddit and it is perfect.


Petr Knava
lives in London and plays music

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