A woman's powerful interaction with a truly inspiring kid is making waves across the Internet.
After a little boy defended her against a persistent street harasser, singer-songwriter Julia Price shared her story in a now-viral Facebook post.
While running outside along her usual route, "an older man" started loudly catcalling her, Price wrote in the Facebook post. He yelled "Sexy lady, hey hey hey sexy lady!"
The musician decided to ignore her harasser, which only seemed to anger him. He then shouted, "Eff you, dumb b****!" Price wrote.
"I ripped off my headphones prepared to stand up for myself," she continued in the post, "when this little boy who was walking alongside his mother and little sister in a stroller looked at the guy and said, 'Hey. That is not nice to say to her and she didn't like you yelling at her. You shouldn't do that because she is a nice girl and I don't let anyone say mean things to people. She's a girl like my sister and I will protect her.'"
The man left and Price thanked the little boy, whose name is James. In response to her gratitude, James simply shrugged and said, "Well I just wanted to make sure your heart was okay," the singer wrote.
"According to his mother, this is a typical day in the life of James," she said. "Thank you so much to the mothers and fathers who are raising the next generation to be brave and courageous, and to be little earth angels for all. I am so touched."
Price's Facebook post was shared over 66,000 times and received nearly 350,000 likes in just two days. The comments section is filled with positive responses.
"At certain times a child's voice can carry more Truth and power than any other," commented Jonathan Vreeken. "Thank you James! You are a real Super Hero!!!"
In a follow-up Facebook post the next day, Price reflected on her experience and positive feedback it garnered.
"James was actually a symbol of hope for all of us. I think that there's a part of him that we all have in ourselves -- that compassion and courage to stand up for others fearlessly, no matter what that looks like," she wrote. "I think we can look to James as an inspiration the next time we have an opportunity to be the brave one and help someone else."
Sounds like an inspiring kid!
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