A Reddit user, who goes by littleasskicker, posted an adorable picture of their daughter ‘toasting’ the New Year in style.
Having told their three-year-old daughter how “special” the evening was because they would “toast” to the New Year, the parents had obviously sparked the toddler’s imagination.
“A few hours later she said "ARE WE GONNA MAKE TOAST NOW?!" And thus a New Year’s Day tradition was born,” the bemused parent told Reddit users.
Reddit users were clearly delighted with the post, “This is so pure, look at how happy she is! Also why have I never thought of this?”
A discussion then began among users, on where the phrase ‘to toast’ originated. One user stated, “As an ancient Romanolegist, I can confirm they liked toast.”
“They were still almost a millennia away from grilled cheese technology”, he joked.
According to wine website IntoWine, the phrase originated from the Roman practice of putting burnt bread into bad wine, to ‘temper’ it.
Originally dating back to the 16th century, the first appearance of the term ‘toast’ first appeared in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, when Falstaff says, “Go fetch me a quart of sack; put a toast in't.”
Wherever the phrase came from, we think this new tradition is just gorgeous!