There's no shortage of things that can freak out kids -- the dark, the first day of school, cutting nails. Here's another.

In video proof that, yes, some people really can be afraid of their own shadow, this little girl loses her cool when she sees hers.

The video has certainly touched a nerve -- it's been viewed on Facebook more than 26 million times.

You gotta feel badly for the girl, who clearly doesn't understand that she'll never be able to outrun this strange silhouette on the pavement.

We have to say, though, this sounds like a kids' movie: child's shadow comes to life and they get into all sorts of messy adventures together. Someone call Pixar.