A lot of teachers find it difficult to stop children from doing things that distract them from their lessons, such as making drawings on their notebooks or even playing with gadgets in class.
But one kid who was told by his teachers to stop making doodles in school soon became famous for these doodles – and he would earn good money after getting hired to making his drawings at the wall of a local restaurant. Wow.
Joe Whale was just 4 years old when the school listed him on the “Gifted Register” for being smarter than the other students. But this kid, now 9, isn’t always interested in doing his lessons. Instead, he prefers making doodles on his notebook.
While the doodles are admittedly so cute, he was so distracted by his drawings that he would spend a lot of time on his doodles without listening to his teachers.
Recognizing that their son is an artist, Joe’s parents did not stop him from enjoying his art. They did encourage him to listen to his teachers in school, but also enrolled him to extra art classes after school so he can hone his artist skills and put his artist energy to good use.
It worked well for this young kid who would soon go viral for his art, earning him the moniker as “The Doodle Boy”. The 9-year-old Joe now has over 103k followers on his Instagram page!
His fame would soon grow that a local restaurant would hire his services as artist to decorate their wall with doodles!
So, for many days, Joe’s parents would drive him to Number Four located in Shrewsbury, England, after school. There, the kid would spend hours doing something he really loves to do: making doodles! What’s even more amazing is that he is getting paid for it.
“Joe loves doodling and we’re so proud of everything he’s achieving, the fact that a completely independent business has asked our 9-year old son to do a professional piece of work for them is incredible,” said his proud dad, Greg.
He also offers advice to other parents.
“I would advise parents to encourage their children to always follow their passion and dreams — research local workshops or groups within your local community,” Greg added.
Do you agree? Most definitely!