The girls in her class & her crush Hector called her fat so she told me to take her on my run 😭 but mid run she pulls out a snack 💀 pic.twitter.com/S94Egx15jG
— Briseyda (@briseydahh) March 23, 2017
An 8-year-old girl in Texas learned a powerful lesson in self-love, and it's going totally viral for all the right reasons.
For Briseyda Ponce, running is usually part of her daily routine, and last week, her younger cousin, Allysson Baires, asked to join. And so the two ventured outdoors for some afternoon exercise. While the cousins were running, Allyson told 17-year-old Briseyda the real reason she wanted to get in a workout that day: some of her school classmates, including her crush, Hector, called her fat.
When Allysson grew tried from the run, she did the most relatable thing ever and pulled out a mid-run treat — a Rice Krispies Treat, to be exact. We're not even sure where she was stashing her snack while working out, but we do know that this is downright hilarious. Naturally, Brisyeda documented her cousin's hysterical move, and it quickly went viral on Twitter.
During their run, Briseyda set the record straight with what Allysson's fitness motivation should really be. "I [explained] to her how beauty isn't physical, and if she wants to work out or run it has to because she wants to be healthy, not because of others' opinions about her body," she told Buzzfeed. "We [laughed] it off."
But this wasn't the only support the 8-year-old received, as dozens of Twitter users responded to her story with encouraging words of wisdom.
@briseydahh You tell that lil one to keep on snackin if it makes her happy! Hector can rot!
— satu 🌸 #BEAUTIFUL (@satuwilhelmiina) March 24, 2017
@briseydahh She's such a cute girl, she doesn't have to suffer because of a boy told her so!
— 🇵🇰 (@RustyBrainStorm) March 24, 2017
@briseydahh WHERE HECTOR AT I JUST WANNA TaLK
— liz (@elizabethyesong) March 24, 2017
Hector, you may want to sleep with one eye open . . . and get some new glasses because Allysson is perfect just the way she is!