Ben Hampton is a 6 year old child, who has a dream, like most kids…to be a YouTube star.
It looks like he is well on his way to developing his dream . Has a first grader who has exploded on the social media scene with the help of his dad, who is a social media veteran. Ben had gone viral on Instagram with over 670,000 followers, which has images and short videos of him walking around his neighborhood, riding in his car-seat.
His fame has grown to a point, at one pop-up shop in Los Angeles, he was met by a crowd of screaming fans, chanting his name. These fans are dubbed by the 6-year old as “young savages”. Ben is extremely gracious to his fans and thanks every one of them.
Keep in mind, he has just learned to read and write, so when he is greeted by his fans, he is being asked for his signature…not on paper, but rather on iPhones, where he scribbles his initials. He has even scribbled his name into the covers of iPhones, shoes and sweatshirts
Now a lot of parents are not to keen on a child with a social media account, but fear not. Ben, himself, has never posted to social media. That is being taken care by his father, who is a veteran of social media. Dad is also teaching Ben good manners and how to be responsible on social media.
Good job Ben and his parents for being a good influence for his peers.