You don't have to be a 99-year-old man to pass down life lessons. In fact, you don't even have to be in kindergarten. At the tender age of 4, Ava Ryan's way with words has made her one of Vine's most viral stars. Though these six-second clips began as a way to stay in touch with family and friends, they have become a way for the Michigan toddler to share her sweet and sometimes humorous insights with the world. And no one is more proud or shocked by Ava's online success than her mother, Katie.
"I downloaded Vine because some friends of ours were using it and it looked like an entertaining application," Katie shares in an email. "I never went into Vine thinking anything I posted mattered or would even be remotely interesting to anyone but our friends and family."
Oh how wrong she was. Since relaunching her account earlier this year, Ava's adorable antics have earned her more than 917,000 followers on the video-sharing site. Though the toddler is a master of impersonations and accents, it is her one-off opinions that attract viewers. Wise beyond her years, Ava's approach to life is something we all strive for but very few accomplish. Katie hopes that Ava's words have a lasting effect on those who hear them.
"I hope our videos spread positivity, smiles, and happiness," Katie says. "Life is too short for anything else."
And believe us, they do just that. Keep reading for 11 lessons we've learned from this bright and bubbly child.