One of the most promising young breakout stars of the past few years is This Is Us actor Lonnie Chavis, and based on his response to some unwarranted criticism, he's pretty much ahead of his time.
The 10-year-old recently took to Instagram to share his experiences with bullying after noticing, over time, he has been receiving a slew of negative comments from the public about his gap.
Clearly comfortable and secure in his appearance, he cleverly and confidently responded to the trolls in the video and added some uplifting words to anyone who needed to hear them in its caption.
"All the trolls that have been trolling in my comments, talking about my gap, trolling, period. I mean, I can get my gap fixed," he said. "Like, braces can fix this, but can you fix your heart, though? I mean, like there are kids out here killing themselves, like, just because of y'all hating and trolling and doing crazy stuff. I mean, it's stupid! I mean, is it fun? No. It hurts people. People kill themselves and you're the one making them do it."
In the video's accompanying caption, he stressed that he is "gonna keep on smiling," before sharing some words of encouragement to others who are being bullied, themselves.
"STOP TROLLING! STOP BULLYING! Fix your heart!" he wrote. "To all those being bullied or being trolled YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE AWESOME, and YOU MATTER! #FixYourHeart."
A smart young man, right here.
Take a look at his intelligent response, below:
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