What can adults learn from a child? Wisdom, positivity, kindness, and understanding.
Annika Co, a 7-year-old contestant in It’s Showtime "Mini Ms. U" segment, showcased her pure soul after capturing the hearts of the crowd, including Anne Curtis, who turned emotional as she watched the heartwarming skit during an impromptu acting segment on the said show yesterday.
In the skit, Vice and Annika act as friends who are set to perform a duet. However, Vice hesitated due to stage fright.
“Who cares if the others don’t like you? I like you, and everybody else does. What matters is somebody still likes you," the child said.
"If some people don’t like you, then it’s fine. What’s important is someone still likes you,” Annika chided.
The stirring exchange continued when Vice said, “But who is that person that still likes me even if I am no longer the best? Because people like people when they are the best, but once they learn that they are not the best anymore they don’t like them?”
“You shouldn’t be worrying about if you’ll be the best in the world. You have to be the best version of yourself,” she then responded.
While Annika was delivering those heartfelt lines, Anne was visibly moved.
“Naiyak ako kasi it was so pure na parang if everyone could be as kind as this child, diba wala nang hatred sa mundo. It was so innocent and pure. So beautiful,” Anne explained after Vice noticed her crying.
The actress also shared her thoughts on Twitter, reposting the clip of the segment.
“What a genuinely kind and pure soul. Bless her heart,” Curtis tweeted. “Kudos to her parents for instilling such beautiful values. Imagine if we were all like this. No hatred or harmful words would exist.”
What a genuinely kind and pure soul. 🤍— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) July 3, 2023
Bless her heart.
Kudos to her parents for instilling such beautiful values. Imagine if we were all like this. No hatred or harmful words would exist. https://t.co/qrvjUpVwa1
Aside from Anne, some netizens also praised the kid’s parents for how they raised her.
“So many adults can learn a lot from this child about wisdom, positivity, kindness and understanding. Such a gifted soul at her young age. Kudos to the parents who instilled good values and morals to this amazing girl. Congratulations for raising her so well,” one user wrote.
“Kudos to the parents, not because she can speak English but because of the maturity of her narrative at her age,” another commented.
Others, meanwhile hopes for more children like Annika who profound perspective that many can adults can learn. They said, “If more children embraced her enlightened view of the world, imagine the positive impact, they could have on our society.”
Annika is named “Mini Miss U” daily winner on Monday.
As of writing, the said clip earned more than 1.2 million views, 139,000 reactions and 2,200 comments.