But when a four-year-old girl was feeling insecure about her looks, this hairdresser wasn’t having it.
In a viral video which seems to be recorded on Facebook Live, a female hairdresser can be seen doing the hair of a four-year-old girl named Ariyonna as the two have a conversation. As the two continue chatting, the little girl looks into the camera and says, “I’m so ugly.”
Shocked, the hairdresser stops doing the little girl’s her and tells her not to ever say that again. She continues to reassure the little girl that she’s pretty and highlights her best features.
“Don’t say that. Don’t say that. You are so pretty,” the hairdresser says.
“When you look at yourself you’re supposed to say, ‘I’m so pretty’. Do you hear me? You’ve got the prettiest little dimples. You are too cute,” she continues, and the little girl starts to cry.
The hairdresser then picks the little girl up and hugs her as she cries. She continues to tell her how beautiful she is.
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While doing her hair she had alllll the energy in the world then out of nowhere she stares at herself and gets soooo discouraged ?? it broke my heart into pieces because she has the GREATEST energy and the most beautiful smile and heart ! She comes from a great home & loving mother . I just think when kids go to school they learn and pick up sooo much different things that they don’t know the definition but they know the feeling ! Keep her in your prayers and keep lifting up our future !!!
Taking to Twitter, many commended the hairdresser for reassuring the little girl while others said that they could relate to how little Ariyonna was feeling, due to their childhood traumas.
Take a look at all the reactions to the video below.
This started at school... I am victim of this kind of bullying... They used to call me big forehead at school... Since then i don't have confidence in myself... I was in primary school... I only enjoy being indoors alone or only with the people I love... Growing as black ????????— UNARINE MUKONDELELI (@UMukondeleli) March 6, 2020
Someone definitely called her ugly, and I’ll give you 2 guesses but the first one doesn’t count.— ??s? s???? (@dollpapi) March 6, 2020
What specifically gutted me was that this child wordlessly burst into tears after she was *told* she was beautiful.— LadyPolitik (@Ladypolitik) March 7, 2020
7yo me looking the mirror after my mum gave me this exact speech: pic.twitter.com/HvDNdOXEWu— big .44, no safety (@AmariBailey) March 6, 2020
Since the video went viral, the hairdresser, @livewavydaddy, posted a follow-up video where Ariyonna confidently says how beautiful she is.
“The Queen Has Risen . I gave her a quote to resite and now she won’t stop saying ‘I’m Black & Beautiful’ Devil you won’t steal this baby joy ! Thank you to everyone who sent kind words to Ariyonna today she’s more confident and vibrant like any other day but just more of it ! God is def moving in this place! Pray for your kids even if they’re not yours. Pray for em anyway! [sic],” she captioned the video.
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I gave her a quote to resite and now she won’t stop saying “I’m Black & Beautiful” ?? Devil you won’t steal this baby joy ! Thank you to everyone who sent kind words to Ariyonna ?? today she’s more confident and vibrant like any other day but just more of it ! God is def moving in this place ! Pray for your kids even if they’re not yours . Pray for em anyway !