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Kim Jong Un Giving Every Child Two Pounds of Candy, the Thing They Need Most

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waves after watching a military parade in honour of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. North North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivered his first ever public speech at a major military parade in Pyongyang to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
“Don’t worry, I still have enough candy for myself too! Hooray candy!” Photo: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

To celebrate his twelfth birthday on Tuesday, North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un is (according to state radio, so, probably not) sending 2.2 pounds of candy to every single child in the country, a tradition started by his equally insane grandfather in 1980. The boy-king has even “mobilised aircraft to ensure that each child in the country aged 10 or under received the candy gift in time.” Analysts say the candy giveaway is supposed to help Kim foster “an image as a benevolent, caring leader,” because there’s nothing more caring and benevolent than using your country’s meager resources to airlift gobs of candy to millions of hungry, malnourished children.

Kim Jong Un Gives Each Child Two Pounds of Candy