“My heart is something. Everyone else’s heart is something, too.”
In the United States, it is estimated that about 40-50% of all marriages end in divorce. This shocking statistic may just be a number on paper, but in reality, it affects millions of children, often dividing thousands of families and changing young lives forever.
The little girl in this absolutely touching, tearjerking video is one of those many, many children who have had their young lives disrupted by her parents’ separation. Needless to say, different children react to their parents’ divorces in different ways: some continue their lives as if nothing has changed, others split their time between their parents’ new homes, and unfortunately, there are many who begin to act out and suffer the negative consequences of a split family.
This little girl, however, only has a positive message in her heartbreaking plea to her parents: to please be friends again.
“I just want everything to be settled down,” she says, “nothing else. I just want everything to be as good as possible. Nothing else.” Her expressive manner and uncanny oratory abilities give the effect of a much older child talking, but this six-year-old’s words are coming straight from the heart. Hear more of what she had to say and watch the video below.