The “Corn Kid,” whose real name is Tariq, is now not only a lover of corn but also a “Corn-bassador,” according to NewsCenter1. Given the title by South Dakota Tourism, the corn-loving child got the opportunity to visit Mitchell Corn Palace in South Dakota and the Internet is loving it! In a recent video on South Dakota’s TikTok page, we all get to live vicariously through Tariq’s “corntastic” excitement.
@southdakota He’s got the juice! 🌽 #itscorn #cornkid #recesstherapy ♬ original sound – Doing Things
Tariq Enjoyed A Visit To Corn Palace
In the video, we see Tariq visit a place that any corn lover would enjoy. According to the Mitchell Corn Palace website, they are, “Mitchell’s premier tourist attraction. Some 500,000 tourists come from around the nation each year to see the uniquely designed corn murals.”
Tariq is in awe of all the corn-related stuff, gets to meet a corn mascot, writes “Corn Rules” on a corn-on-the-cob husk, and takes part in a newscast. As part of this visit, the state’s tourism department designated Tariq as a Corn-bassador, and a proclamation was issued commemorating his visit.
The comment section was loving the chance to experience the Corn Palace through the corn-loving child’s eyes.
“The first time I saw this little guy, I was like lil man needs to see the Corn Palace. 🥰”
“This kid is a national treasure”
“He going to Cornell University when he grow up. Bet”
“This kid is so famous that he’s making South Dakota famous”
“He is TikTok’s son. Anyone mess with him and it’s on sight”
“Possibly the best marketing tactic South Dakota could’ve used”
“The corn hug. This is the ending we all deserved. South Dakota, well done and have a corntastic day”
Sending A “Corntastic” Message To South Dakota
South Dakota’s TikTok page also posted a video captioned, “Tariq, the Corn Kid, has a message for South Dakota!”
@southdakota Tariq, the Corn Kid, has a message for South Dakota! 🌽 #RecessTherapy #Corn #ItsCorn #CornKid ♬ original sound – South Dakota
Nebraska Huskers Football Got In On The “Corny” Action
Tariq is everywhere lately! Whether it’s his Recess Therapy videos (the ones that got him to where he’s at today) or other random videos featuring the corn-loving kid, he’s taking over TikTok one video at a time.
Recently, the official TikTok account of the Nebraska Athletic Department also got in on the action by buying a Cameo video featuring the corn star.
@huskers Go Go Go Big Red!!! -CORN KID 🌽 #GBR #Huskers #CornKid ♬ original sound – Nebraska Huskers
Viewers were supportive of the “Corn Kid.” Dick’s Sporting Goods commented, “Corn as the new fight song? Just asking the real questions 😂”
“Nebraska needs to play the corn song in their stadium before every game! It’s CORN! 🌽💕”
“Now this is advertising”
“this is the first time in years i have felt proud to be a husker 🥺😭”
“THIS WILL BREAK THE CURSE”
“I don’t know how much you paid for this, but it was well worth it 👏🏼”
“Good use of the marketing budget for this one”
“CORN KID should lead the tunnel walk!! Make it happen!!”
You Can Also Have The “Corn Kid” On Your Social Media Pages
Cameo is the place to get a customized video featuring Tariq. When he first hit the Internet as the “Corn Kid,” Cameo videos started at $149.
A few weeks later, they now start at $220, according to their website. His page already has nearly 50 reviews posted, with all reviews being five-stars.