"Mom, are you ready to be his friend?" Six-year-old Tiana asks her mom, Cherish Sherry, in a video posted to Facebook.
Tiana's talking about her dad. Her parents are divorcing.
Sherry, heard off-camera, answers, "Yes."
"Try not to be that high up [here, she lifts her hands in the air] to be friends," Tiana goes on to say. "I want everything to be low. Just try your best."
The incredibly articulate little girl's video has been watched almost 10 million times. And for good reason: She's giving her mom really good advice. Tiana's speaking from her heart. She's able to say what probably so many kids would like to be able to say about their parents' separations, about how they feel when their parents fight.
"I don't want you and my dad to be replaced and meanies again," Tiana goes on, nonjudgmentally. "I want you and my dad to be placed and settled and be friends."
She tells her mom she's not trying to be mean (as if!). "I just want everyone to be friends. And if I can be nice, I think all of us can be nice too."
She even offers her mom support, telling her, "I think you can do it. I think you can settle your mean heights down to short heights."
She also says, "I just want everything to be settled down—nothing else. For everything to be as good as possible. Nothing else."
Her mom thanks her at the end of the video. The two hug.
The viewer thinks maybe, just maybe, everyone's going to be OK. Thanks to Tiana. Sometimes kids make the most sense, on- and offline.