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This Cute Canadian PSA Gave Every '90s Kid Trust Issues

But you still believe tiny hippos exist.

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If you grew up in Canada around the '99/'00s, you might remember "House Hippo," a PSA that aimed to teach kids not to believe everything they see on TV.

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And they got the message out in the most adorably cruel way:

In the ad, a soothing deep voice introduces us to tiny "North American" hippos who only come out to play at night.

But then after you've already gotten all excited and started planning dates with your hippo friend, the ad is like, NOPE, TINY HIPPOS DON'T ACTUALLY EXIST.

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"That's why it's good to think about what you watch on TV..." a lady's voice then said. I mean, I GUESS, LADY, BUT YOU ALREADY GOT MY HIPPO HOPES UP.

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