You is kind. You is smart. You is important.
Aibileen Clark (The Help)
This is a quote from the 2011 film The Help. The maid Aibileen is also a nanny to Elizabeth Leefolt’s two year old daughter, Mae Mobley Leefolt. Aibileen says this quote three times in the film, which Mae Mobley repeats. Aibileen does this because Elizabeth pays very little attention to her daughter, this is because Mae Mobley is a chubby child and not the prettiest baby (as said by Aibileen in the narrative). So Abilieen uses this quote to give Mae Mobley some self confidence and self-worth.
I think that every child should be continuously told this quote through-out their childhood, and as long as they need to be reminded that they matter.
The Help is an amazing film, and I now have every intention of reading the book. It is heart-warming, uplifting, and heart-breaking. To anyone who has not yet seen it, I highly recommended watching it.