7-year-old responds to being bullied by making inspirational videos for his classmates

The thought of a 7-year-old being picked on is heartbreaking, but the way this incoming second-grader chose to respond to being bullied is filling hearts with joy.

Rowyn Montgomery of Tiverton, Rhode Island, has been making motivational videos for his classmates and even grownups are finding them inspiring.

The wisdom and positive attitude this kiddo exudes is just awesome. Watch the message he has for his class as they get ready to tackle the second grade:

Tiverton 7-Year-Old Has a Motivational Message for his Classmateswww.youtube.com

"God knows how many grades there's gonna be!" Holy hilarious, Batman. But Rowyn is right: "Believing in yourself is always the right thing to do."

Rowyn's mom, Michelle Montgomery told FUN 107 that the 7-year-old regularly has conversations beyond his years. "He's so funny," she said. "He's an old soul. You can talk to him about such deep things."

Check out Rowyn's advice for kids who are being picked on.

"I have a unibrow and I used to be picked on because of it. But, I don't care because I'm myself!" he says. "With bullies, it doesn't matter what they think about you, it matters what you think about yourself and it's good to embrace yourself and tell other people who you are."

Right on, little man.

Embrace YOUrself!!www.youtube.com

"When I make videos, it makes me feel happy that other people can watch them and feel happy," Rowyn said, according to ABC 6. "If they're getting picked on or if they're shy or something, they can watch the videos."

Dealing with bullying is hard for people at any age. To see such a young person not only internalize a message of self-worth and confidence, but also be able to so eloquently share it with others, is truly inspiring.

Rowyn's mom works in the behavioral health field and Rowyn himself hopes to be a counselor one day so he can keep helping and motivating others. Judging by his videos, he's got a bright future ahead of him.

Rowyn's videos can be seen on his YouTube channel, Rollin' with Rowyn.

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