A 4-year-old’s sisterly advice to “toughen up” was a loving lesson for her younger brother — and has struck a chord with online viewers.
The video, uploaded to YouTube last Tuesday, shows Delilah O’Donoghue, of the village of Balsall Common, England, sitting on a bench with her younger brother, Gabriel.
Delilah informs the 2-year-old why it’s important to listen to their parents, not spit and refrain from fights with older boys.
“You’re not old enough for that boy to ... do a fight,” the girl advises. “That boy’s older than you. Maybe he’s 9 or 10 ... or maybe 8.”
She urges him to, “Think about it, Gabriel. Think about it.”
Her other pearls of wisdom include:
“You’re nearly 3, you should toughen up a bit,” and, “When mum and dad said you don’t do that, you don’t do that ... and you don’t spit.”