Imagine driving down a residential street when you suddenly see Chucky – the terrifying character from the 1988 horror flick “Child’s Play.” Scary stuff, right?
Well, maybe not. Maybe it’s just a lively 5-year-old who enjoys dressing up and is now enjoying a moment of social media fame.
It all started when Kendra Walden, a resident of Pinson, spotted the pint-size character in the neighborhood. She posted on Facebook: “Dear parents of the little boy in the Chucky costume in Pinson. Get your kid. I almost had a heart attack.”
Walden told local media she took some pictures of the costumed figure. “We thought it was so funny,” she said.
Walden’s post has garnered 50,000 “likes,” 105,000 shares and 16,000 comments on Facebook. The general consensus: “I love this kid!”
It turns out Chucky was 5-year old Jackson. Jackson’s mom, Britnee Reed, said her precocious son was Chucky for Halloween and loves to wear the costume around the house and the community.
“That’s just kind of how his personality is,” Reed told WDHN. “He dresses up in different costumes throughout the week. He loves to make people laugh.”
Since going viral Britnee Reed said her son has received birthday and event invites but – for now – plans to just continue his neighborhood patrols.