A kid’s cymbal broke during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and he handled it flawlessly


Thinking on your feet is a tough, admirable skill. Thinking on your feet with cymbals, in the middle of “The Star-Spangled Banner?” Well.

That’s where this middle schooler found himself after his cymbal broke toward the end of a performance of our national anthem. In a display of patriotism, not to mention courageous smoothness, he calmly assesses the situation, lays down the remaining cymbal and salutes along with everyone else. It was first posted to Reddit.

Keep at it. We think you’ll go far, kid.