Nasty words can hurt as much as sticks and stones, despite the ancient maxim — a fact most of us know well.
But meanness can be especially difficult when directed at preschool kids.
Which is why one little girl's response to a fellow student's lack of kindness is so refreshing.
In this clip, a 4-year-old girl told an adult — presumably her mother — what happened at school that day.
"A little boy said I look—" the girl began, pausing several seconds before uttering the heartbreaking word, "ugly."
But she brightened back up after describing what she told the boy in response.
"I didn't come here to make a fashion statement," she recalled saying. "I came here to learn, not look pretty."
The boy should've let well enough alone — but he apparently kept pushing, saying she looked "bad."
The girl's reply?
"Did you look in the mirror lately?" she said. "Buh-bye, see you later...making me mad!"
It isn't clear from the YouTube description where the clip was recorded, but it's garnered nearly 35,000 views since it was posted Thursday.
Check it out below:
This story has been updated.
(H/T: Opposing Views)
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