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If You're Having An Awful Day, Here Are 16 Times Gordon Ramsay Was Nice To Children

"I'm not leaving until you laugh."

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If you've ever fallen into the black hole that is reality cooking TV, you know that Gordon Ramsay isn't exactly the nicest person.

Brutal.
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Brutal.

But even though he's mean AF to adults, he's basically Mary Poppins when talking to children.

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1. Like when he refused to leave this chef before she smiled:

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Gordon: "So I'm not leaving until you laugh."

2. Or when he asked for some candy while he was overseeing the competition:

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3. When he gave this very sincere compliment:

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4. When he acted like a giant kid himself:

Gordon Ramsay: "Oh goodness me, look at the size of my cheeks. Right, what a good idea. They're all for me! I'm the chef."

5. When he consoled this chef after a rough critique:

Gordon: "You can't expect to be at the top of the class every time. What you've done so far in this competition, that is not your best plate. Come on here. I don't want you to get upset. Come on, get your head up."
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Gordon: "You can't expect to be at the top of the class every time. What you've done so far in this competition, that is not your best plate. Come on here. I don't want you to get upset. Come on, get your head up."

6. Or when he got on the kids' level and listened closely:

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7. When he stepped in to help a chef mid-meltdown:

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Gordon: "Don't you worry, my darling. Let's start again. Now, let's get this going. We can do this, okay? We've still got time."

8. Or when he dressed up as an elf to spread holiday cheer:

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9. When he watched over the chefs and gave this encouragement for a job well done:

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Gordon: "Push it down, push away and flip it back. Good girl!"

10. And when he tried on this headband for size:

Gordon: "Can I try that? Looks very cool. Have you been to Japan? Does that suit me? Do I look like some karate kid now?"

11. When he guided this chef while he was preparing ingredients:

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12. And when he led a prayer to the soufflé god:

Gordon: "Dara, how are you feeling?"Dara: "Good."Gordon: "Do you think it will come out? High?"Dara: "I think, yeah."Gordon: "Have you prayed yet?"Dara: "No."Gordon: "Every time I put a soufflé in the oven, I always pray."Dara: "Okay."Gordon: "Dear God of Soufflé, please make that rise and taste sumptuous and delicious. Good luck."Dara: "Thank you."
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Gordon: "Dara, how are you feeling?"

Dara: "Good."

Gordon: "Do you think it will come out? High?"

Dara: "I think, yeah."

Gordon: "Have you prayed yet?"

Dara: "No."

Gordon: "Every time I put a soufflé in the oven, I always pray."

Dara: "Okay."

Gordon: "Dear God of Soufflé, please make that rise and taste sumptuous and delicious. Good luck."

Dara: "Thank you."

13. When he did his best to embarrass his daughter:

Gordon: "You alright?"Matilda: "Yeah, those onions made my eyes water."Gordon: "I've got just the thing."
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Gordon: "You alright?"

Matilda: "Yeah, those onions made my eyes water."

Gordon: "I've got just the thing."

14. When he joked about seasoning after taking a face full of salsa:

Gordon: "MAN! Whose done the salsa? There's no salt in that! Who forgot to season the salsa?"

15. When he calmly gave directions to help a chef in need:

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Gordon: "Don't be upset. Fill the mold half full, and it'll cook twice as quick. Okay, relax. Well done."

16. And finally, when he congratulated the winner of MasterChef Junior with the praise we all wish we could earn:

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