The same things happen with adults. I'm not really sure what they do it for. Maybe people just want acknowledgement. Life can be difficult and most of us don't get that much praise. Maybe some people actually take comfort in feeling like their lives are harder than other peoples. I don't know. It's a weird thing.
Anyway, these are some things that I will never complain about:
And I'd also like to wish happy birthday to my pop, who turns sixty-seven today!