Good news! Turns out there's an upside to posting videos of your adorable kid on YouTube after all -- at least if your adorable kid just happens to be incredibly talented. Case in point: 3-year-old Christian Haupt, a precocious preschooler whose advanced baseball skills prompted his parents to do the whole film kid/upload footage for the world to see thing.
Although I bet Christian's mom and dad never expected their son's YouTube video to catch the eye of a Hollywood power player ...
Which is exactly what happened. A casting director for the upcoming Adam Sandler film That's My Boy stumbled across Christian's clip on YouTube while searching for someone to play the role of a young ballplayer ... and the rest, as they say, is history. The movie, which also stars Leighton Meester and Andy Samberg, hits theaters in June.
I can't imagine a more amazingly memorable experience for a kid like Christian, who apparently calls himself "Baseball Konrad," likes his bedtime stories to be about Babe Ruth, and insists on wearing his cleats and jersey to preschool every day.
Plus, Adam Sandler looks like the sweetest co-star ever. Check it out:
Whether he ends up in show biz or pro ball, I think it's safe to say Christian has a bright future ahead!
Would you post a video of your talented toddler on YouTube?
Image via cathybyrdie/YouTube