We Love This Kid’s Reaction To Being Bullied About His Sneakers

August 2, 2016  |  



If you’re a parent like us, you know that bullying has reached an all-time high for our kids that has to stop. So when we saw this clip on Instagram today, we couldn’t help but share it with you.

This young man is wise beyond his years with a heart of gold. After being bullied and teased about his sneakers on the playground, he effectively defends his Fila sneakers against the legions of Jordan fans out there. We. Love. Him.

In the video, he sends a message to the people out there who are so wrapped up in fashion’s latest trends:

“Okay, guys, now I just came from the park, and [there’s] this kid teasing me because I have Filas on. Now, mind you I am not a material person. I just wear Filas because, you know, I like the color and I think they’re cool. They might not be what’s popular today, but you know, that’s what I like. So, you know, I told the kid, ‘It’s not about what I have on my feet, it’s about what I have inside my head. No matter what I’m wearing, no matter what I have on, it’s about my information, the knowledgeable things in life,'” he says so perfectly.

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Watch until the end because he drops what we’d say is the best line of the minute-long clip, and lastly, he has something to say to the parents, yes, we the parents :

“These sneakers are not even going to fit you in 20 years from now, so it’s about what you have in your mind, your wisdom, your knowledge, the power to inspire others. And parents, please don’t raise your children like the materialistic type, because once they don’t have Jordans on or cool clothes, they’re gonna feel like they’re not important. They’re gonna feel like they need the [gold], or the Jordans, or the cool stuff, or the popular stuff, to make them feel important.”

Talk about the ‘power to inspire others’! He embodies that in this one minute video.

Little man is giving us life with his poise, his knowledge and his heart. We know there are tons of kids out there like him and parents who are raising them up so well, but it’s always great to see…and share. Make this viral!

Keep at it, moms and dads!

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