A little girl called Tiana has swept the internet, with a Hollywood-style speech imploring her divorced mum to be friends with her ex-husband.
“Mum, are you ready to be his friend?” she challenges.
The six-year-old speaks like a miniature psychologist, delivering sage advice and urging her mum to let go of her anger. The mother, behind the phone camera, is clearly rattled by her daughter’s older-than-her-years wisdom, whispering “oh my god”.
Tiana uses exaggerated little hand gestures, and terms like “high” to indicate anger, and “low”, “placed” and “steady” to indicate peace and calm.
“Try not to be that high up… I want everything to be low, ok?” she advises. “I want you and my dad to be placed, and settled, and be friends.”
She makes many references to her “heart”, and sounds like a young Martin Luther-King in describing her vision for the world.
I want you and my dad to be placed, and settled, and be friends. ~ Tiana, 6
“My heart is something,” she says. “Everyone else’s heart is something too. And if we live in a world where everyone’s being mean, everyone will be a monster in the future… We need everyone to be a person. Everyone. Including me. And my mum…I just want everything to be settled down. Nothing else.”
The heart-rending video ends with Tiana’s mother saying, evidently through tears, “Thankyou, Tiana. Come and give mummy cium. I love you.”
Her mother seems to be asking for a kiss; “cium” means “kiss” in Indonesian. We then see Tiana deliver a kiss before telling her mum, “I love you too”.
The video, posted on September 16, is titled “A 6 year old girl give her mom a wake up calls a lesson of life after her parents been divorced (sic)”. It’s the first on a new Youtube channel devoted to Tiana, called Angel OnEarth, and has been viewed more than 3.6 million times at the time of writing.