By Ken Tucker
Updated May 14, 2009 at 07:23 PM EDT

When it comes to cute video, I’m pretty much immune to kitty-cats and kids, but this morning on The Today Show, Matt Lauer did an interview with five-year-old chef Julian Kreusser that was… well, so cute, yet so smart and endearing, I can’t resist trying to spread it around the Internet a bit. The key here is that Lauer is so good with the little boy: Cooking segments are always races against the segment-clock, but Lauer keeps the segment moving, even when Julian complains that someone on the crew put a fourth egg in his bowl. Check it out:

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While you can tell Julian is a pint-size pro, Lauer doesn’t let him get away with taking over, either. As the father of a 5-year-old daughter, Matt knows how to set boundaries. Jolly good for him. Oh, and the sopitas he made look pretty delicious, don’t they?