Ric Speaks with Tomos Roberts Whose Poem
The Great Realization Received Internet Fame,
Worldwide Media Attention and Praise from
Hollywood Celebrities We all need hope. Humans have an extraordinary capacity to battle through adversity, but only if they have something to cling onto: a belief or hope that, one day, things will be better. This is the notion behind The Great Realization, a sweet, heartfelt poem Tomos Roberts wrote for his younger brother and sister in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Just a few weeks after launching a YouTube channel, Tomos posted a video of his poem, which quickly became an online sensation, receiving nearly 7 million views on YouTube. The Great Realization’s message of hope and resilience captured the hearts of children and adults all over the globe; has been reported on by top media outlets from The Daily Mail to The Washington Post; and was praised by celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Khloé Kardashian and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Now, The Great Realization is a beautifully illustrated children’s book reminding young readers that a better tomorrow lies ahead. As children head back to an uncertain school year this fall, The Great Realization offers a comforting glimpse of a fairer, kinder, more sustainable world that will arise through the hardships of Covid-19. The Today show recently selected The Great Realization as a book “to ease kids’ anxiety about coronavirus.”
Tomos Roberts discusses the worldwide reaction to his touching poem which continues to inspire thousands every day, his hopes for a post-Covid 19 world, and his belief that “hindsight is 2020.” https://www.amazon.com/Great-Realization-Tomos-Roberts-Tomfoolery/dp/006306636Xhttps://www.probablytomfoolery.com/