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TikTok's Corn Kid Is Named 'Corn-bassador' Of South Dakota

Detail of corn on the stalk in the middle of the plantation

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TikTok's new favorite 7-year-old, the “Corn Kid," was just named the “corn-bassador” of South Dakota.

Tariq, who is lovingly known on TikTok as Corn Kid, went viral earlier this month after his segment with kid-interview web series Recess Therapy began circulating the Internet. “For me, I really like corn," says Tariq in the video, which has now amassed over 20 million views. “When I tried it with butter, everything changed!” 

Tariq's unbearably adorable and wholesome love of corn has propelled him into viral fame because someone made his interview into a song. Last week, he was crowned the official corn-bassador of South Dakota. Governor Kristi Noem even declared September 3, 2022 “Official Corn-bassador Tariq Day.”

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