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This 11-Year-Old Is Melting Hearts And Keeping New Yorkers Sane

Cancel your overpriced therapy sessions ASAP because for $2 this kid could potentially change your life.

Ciro Ortiz, this adorable 11-year-old middle-schooler, is giving “emotional advice” to Brooklyn subway riders in need of guidance.

I gave him $2 but told him he could keep the advice because from here on out I've given up — and given up on — emotions.

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With his parents’ approval, Ortiz has been setting up shop every Sunday for the past few weeks from noon to 2 p.m. On a good day he makes about $50. But don’t go thinking that he’s splurging his earnings on random crap. His parents said that he’s actually using his money to buy food for kids who can’t afford it. What an angel!

So what makes Ortiz a qualified counselor? Well, his mom said that Ortiz is wise beyond his years and is extremely sensitive, which is why his advice is usually on point.

realest ive seen here in a min lmao

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“Somebody came up to us and said that what he told her is what she’d been feeling in her gut that whole time,” Adam Ortiz, Ciro’s dad, told The New York Post.

In fact, it’s his mom who helps him set up his office and marketing strategy.

creeper mom. emotional advice in progress. #emotionaladvice #emotionaladvicekid #mylove

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She’s always close by monitoring his business making sure it runs smoothly.

So if you’re in need of some life advice, reach out to the business Instagram account his mom created.

#emotionaladvice #emotionaladvicekid #mysun

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@emotionaladvicekid. He’s now at 130 followers.

Or stop by the little guy’s office. He accepts walk-ins.

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Young Boy In Los Angeles Turns Entrepreneur To Help Mother During Ongoing Pandemic

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Young Boy In Los Angeles Turns Entrepreneur To Help Mother During Ongoing Pandemic

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Covid-19 has forced families to figure out the best way to make enough to take care of things. Some have had to find new jobs after being laid off and having to make up enough to save their families. A young boy in Los Angeles is doing that to help his mom makes ends meet.

Meet Aaron and his garden.

The young boy and his mother were on their last $12 when he had an idea of creating a business. According to a GoFundMe account, the young boy convinced his undocumented mother to start a business selling plants to help them make it through the pandemic.

Aaron’s Garden was the business he and his mom created to make some money.

“Aaron and mom have been struggling from being homeless to shelters and bouncing from house to house and now live in a shed,” reads a GoFundMe account. “He came out with the idea of selling plants and starting a business in his yard to be a provider and buy his own hot Cheetos with cheese without having to ask his mom for money.”

Aaron advertises his plants and when you can buy them on his Instagram.

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Sensitive plant available limited supplies

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The LA entrepreneur is creating a lot of buzz with people celebrating his efforts. People in the U.S. are struggling as the additional $600 in unemployment has disappeared and a second Covid-19 stimulus is stuck in Congress. Aaron’s plant selling is helping his family during one of the most difficult times in modern U.S. history.

Way to go, Aaron.

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We are all so proud to see you doing your best to make it through this time. Check his Instagram to see what he has and when and where he is selling the plants. Keep going, mijo!

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Here’s How One Child Spent His Birthday Asking People To Help Him Raise Money To Close The Camps

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Here’s How One Child Spent His Birthday Asking People To Help Him Raise Money To Close The Camps

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Children are facing inhumane and deadly conditions in detention camps on the southern border being compared to concentration camps. The crisis is becoming a part of daily conversations and a sad legacy of the Trump administration. That’s why people are trying to fight back by giving money to organizations fighting the atrocious conditions created by the administration’s deadly policies.

A 4-year-old child celebrated his birthday by raising money for an organization fighting against Trump’s immigration policies.

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“We have joined this birthday with an organization that helps the children detained at the border,” reads the invitation. “If you want to get me a gift, then unite with me and give money as my gift.”

The birthday is everything you would expect from a 4-year-old birthday, complete with a mordida.

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The only real departure from a typical child’s birthday party was the humanitarian call to action. The birthday boy put his money where his mouth is by wearing a mitú Close The Camps t-shirt. The shirts, made in partnership with RAICES, is raising money for the immigration service organization with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting RAICES.

His mother made it a point to share exactly what they were doing for everyone checking out her Instagram story.

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“We decided to host a party with a purpose for Ian. With his consent,” she wrote on Instagram. “No games, no clothes, no gifts, but let’s give financial donations to the organization RAICES that helps children who are separated from their parents are the border and puts them in cages.”

Honestly, no one could rock this t-shirt better than Ian.

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Children younger than the birthday boy are spending untold amounts of time in horrendous conditions in camps along the southern border. Some children have died because of the conditions, like being denied medication, toothbrushes, and beds.

Happy birthday, little dude.

Your parents are clearly very proud of you and the stand you are taking to help children just like you.

Buy your own mitú + RAICES #CloseTheCamps shirt now from the mitú shop.

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You can get own for kids clicking this link. Or one for yourself and all the adults in your life by clicking this link.

READ: This Special Shirt Is Helping RAICES And Kids Who Are Locked Up In Migrant Detention Centers

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