4-Year-Old Calls 911 for Help With Math

Because sometimes you need support to get your homework done.
Feb 10, 2014·
Sarah Fuss is senior special projects editor at TakePart. She previously edited TakePart on MSN Causes and was a senior editor at Yahoo!

With just 44 percent of high school graduates prepared for college-level math, you have to applaud this four-year-old for asking for assistance with his subtraction problems. After all, his mom said if he needed help, he should call someone. Johnny's only mistake was that the someone he called was a 911 operator. This funny conversation was originally featured on The Tonight Show, but it's timeless. Here's hoping this little boy kept up his proactive approach to learning!

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