On Wednesday, teenager Kaley Ramsberger was in her bedroom, thinking about her life and no doubt the perils of adolescence when she yelled, audibly, that she “hates” herself.
Her little brother was not far away, listening to her. So her wrote her a note, and slid it under her door.
Before you assume it was a great, big adorable list of all the reasons why she shouldn’t hate herself, hold steady. It was much more simple than that.
“I hate myself, too,” he wrote.
Before long, Kaley had posted a photo of the note on Twitter. It has since been re-tweeted more than 100,000 times and liked by more than 340,000 people.
The overriding sense was that this kid knew more about empathy than most adults.