WATCH: This Irish kid's first foray with roller skates is going viral for all the wrong reasons 4 months ago

WATCH: This Irish kid's first foray with roller skates is going viral for all the wrong reasons

We didn't look too dissimilar ourselves on Stephen's Night...

There's ne'er been a toy that strived so valiantly through the ages as that of roller skates. Their combination of flair, excitement and a healthy dose of fear has helped them to succeed even in the ages of iPhones, karaoke machines and Apple watches.

But, alas, they are fickle beasts.

This sentiment can be demonstrated best by five-year-old Joey from Dublin who was gifted his very own pair by Santa for Christmas.

And although Joey made a lionhearted attempt, the 'skates appeared to get the best of him.

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It's alright, Joey. It's happened to us all. We're just old enough for it not to have happened in the age of mobile cameras...

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