Little Boy Realizes He Is Eating a Dead Animal, Stops

May 31, 2013 | Marina Galperina

Whether you hunt and slaughter your own meat or won’t eat anything that casts a shadow, this is the most life-affirming video on Reddit today and you should watch it.

See, little Luiz Antonio just realized that the octopus he’s eating is “real” and it doesn’t have a head because a man at the market chopped it off and killed the octopus so he could eat it. He doesn’t like that. He likes when they are “standing up” and not lying cut up into pieces on his place and he’s just not going to eat it anymore. Watch this rare moment in humanity.

Dangerous Minds is right — redditor Phormicidae sums it up about right:

His philosophy is based solely on an emotional desire. What’s so touching is such deep compassion forming so early.

Here’s the original video. It was translated and subtitled with the original poster’s permission.

Powerful viddy. Makes a relapsed carnivore feel bad, you know? I need to watch some BBC Earth and realize it’s ok, it’s ok, it’s ok, animals eat animals.