WASHINGTON — Prepare to feel old — the “Charlie bit my finger” boys are grown up.
Harry Davis-Carr was three, and his brother Charlie was one when their father, Howard, posted a video on YouTube in May 2007.
The 57-second video shows the two brothers sitting in a chair. Harry put his fingers in his brother’s mouth, and was bitten.
“Charlie bit me,” Harry said, before Charlie started bearing down, prompting repeated “ow”s, and giggles from the younger brother, before a final “Charlie bit me. And that really hurt.”
In a recent visit to the family home, the BBC’s children’s network, called CBBC, interviewed the boys who are now 9 and 11. Two younger siblings were born after the video went viral.
Today, Charlie is perplexed almost 817-million people have clicked on the 57-second video.
“I think it’s a bit odd that those people watched,” said Charlie.
The boy’s father uploaded the video to YouTube because the video file was too large to email to family members in the U.S.
According to the CBBC report, the family has made thousands of British pounds through advertisements on their YouTube website and through sponsorships.
While Harry was in obvious discomfort during the taping of the original video, when he views it now, “It makes me laugh.”
Watch Charlie and Harry today, in this CBBC report:
Here’s the 2007 version:
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