It’s Friday, and we invite you to kick off the weekend with this amazingly adorable video of Luiz Antonio, a pretty well-spoken toddler who doesn’t believe in eating animals.
In the video, Luiz’s mom serves him octopus with gnocchi and rice. Concerned about the presence of animals on his plate, Luiz begins grilling his mom about the octopus.
“This octopus isn’t real, right?” he asks. When his mom confirms that it is, he asks where its head is. She explains that it’s at the fish market, and that’s all it takes for Luiz to get going. He immediately starts listing animals, explaining that they die when we eat them and that he likes them better when they “stay standing up.”
As he questions his mom about why they eat meat, her answers get increasingly less emphatic. By the touching end, she sees his point (“These animals…you gotta take care of them and not eat them!”), and it’s a beautiful moment. Check it out.
Quick note: Some of the commenters on youtube are questioning the translation. We don’t speak Portuguese, but hope that all is correct. If you do speak Portuguese, let us know!