I love this so much!
Former Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton's response to a little girl's question about being called a nerd at last year's Denver ComicCon has gone viral - for all the right reasons.
His touching response urges kids everywhere to embrace who they are and to not pay attention to bullies who call them names.
"When I was a boy I was called a nerd all the time — because I didn’t like sports, I loved to read, I liked math and science, I thought school was really cool — and it hurt a lot. Because it’s never ok when a person makes fun of you for something you didn’t choose. You know, we don’t choose to be nerds. We can’t help it that we like these things — and we shouldn’t apologize for liking these things."
He explained to her that other people's cruelty is never about about the person they are being cruel to, but they are dealing with something internal. And then he encourages her to be kind and to reach out to the person she's being bullied by.
Kindness being encouraged? Love it!
He went on to say, "It absolutely gets better as you get older," before concluding with, "Don't ever let them make you feel bad because you love something they decided is only for nerds."
Watch the touching video below!