When Tiana was six, she heard her parents fighting about something. Tiana was sick of hearing her parents argue, so she decided to stop them. She told her mother something, which her mother recorded. The mini mediator didn’t know that her speech would make her famous on the internet.
Something had happened in the garage that made Tiana’s parents fight. When Tiana’s mother, Cherish Sherry, parked in the garage one day, she may have knocked over a shoe rack. When she got out of the car, she saw more than 50 pairs of shoes lying around.
Cherish’s ex-husband told her right away that she shouldn’t have bought such a cheap shoe rack. Even though they weren’t fighting, the couple wasn’t talking nicely to each other either.
Cherish admits that the child’s wise words might have kept the situation from turning into a full-blown screaming match. Tiana suggested that her parents act like friends who are trying to help each other.
“Why don’t you guys try to be nice to each other?” she questioned.
It was successful. The smart girl’s parents stopped arguing and followed Tiana inside, where she gave her mother more advice.
“I don’t want you and my dad to be replaced and treated like jerks again. I want you and my dad to find good jobs, make friends, and be happy. I don’t mean to be rude. All I want is for everyone to get along. And if I can be kind, I think we can all be kind. I’m not trying to be mean, but I do want to do my best. There’s nothing else. I want everyone, including my mom and dad, to get along. I’d like everyone to be happy.”
The wise things Tiana said about friendship opened my eyes. The child just wants everyone to get along, it turns out. She wants everyone to be happy, and she thinks that if she can try her hardest to find love in her heart, so can everyone else.