Self-confidence can be a challenge for people at any age. And that may be why so many people were taken by the video of a New York City toddler walking to school, repeating a positive affirmation his mom taught him the year before.
“I am smart, I am blessed, I can do anything!” the toddler exclaimed as he walked down the sidewalk, carrying a banana.
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I taught Ayaan this positive affirmation on his 2nd Birthday last year. In hopes that he would one day memorize it, understand it and use it as a motivational tool whenever he needed it. Well he shocked me this morning. Out of no where he started repeating it, so I pulled out my phone. He ended (with enthusiasm lol) once we made it to our destination💙. So proud of the little boy he is growing into. #BlackBoyJoy #MorningAffirmation #PositiveAffirmation #Baby360Style #FroBaby #3YearOld #BoyMom #ToddlersOfInstagram
His mom posted the short clip to Instagram, as a parent is wont to do, and his positivity has spread around the globe, quickly wracking up more than 6 million views.
That’s it…I’m having kids. pic.twitter.com/1ueRWpkmPO
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 7, 2019
To prove that he really can do anything, Ayaan boarded a plane to LA, watched Toy Story (again), and met with Ellen DeGeneres.
There’s not enough positivity on the internet, so when we have something this pure, it’s important to prop it up and truly enjoy it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve gotta go to the bathroom to repeat this affirmation in the mirror so I can make it through my next meeting without falling asleep.