A heartbreaking moment of self-deprecation by a 4-year-old girl has gone viral, as have the words of reassurance she was told.
The little girl is named Ariyonna. She was getting her hair done by Shabria Redmond, an Atlanta-based hairdresser and rapper. Shabria captured the moment on an Instagram Live session. She was working on Ariyonna’s hair when the little girl looked at her reflection and said, “I’m so ugly!”
Shabria stopped in her tracks to set the little girl straight.
In an uplifting conversation, she explained to Ariyonna why it’s important to think more highly of herself. Ariyonna began to cry when Shabria scooped her up in a hug. She reposted the moment later, adding a touching caption about the importance of teaching little black girls to love themselves.