Kids’ imaginations can lead them to dark worries. When I was five, I watched a lot of old TV shows in black and white on Nick at Nite. I didn’t know the colorless shows were a matter of technology, and I thought the entire world was monochrome in those days. I worried it was possible that something terrible would happen, sending us back to the world being black and white.
This boy has me beat. He’s not only worried about the end of the world; he’s concerned about what the lost souls who currently haunt it will do without people around to scare. We’d love to know what his mom’s answer was, but we’re sure she was as speechless as we are.