As a parting gift before it closed, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation released a wonderful, heartwarming video of individuals of different ages offering words of wisdom to their younger counterparts.
The video, uploaded to their Facebook account and viewed over 27 million times, is entitled "How to Age Gracefully." It starts off with a little girl (who's adorably missing a few front teeth) saying, "Dear 6-year-old, training wheels are for babies. Just let go already. Regards, a 7-year-old."
Next up is a little boy wearing a viking helmet. "Dear 7-year-old," he says, "No matter what anyone says, stay weird. Signed, an 8-year-old."
And it goes on. To a 28-year-old, "Back up your hard drive. Now." To a 32-year-old, "Always be kind to your family. You'll need each other when things get tough." To a 34-year-old, "Stop panicking. Being a single mom is an incredible thing."
Somehow the experience feels like these beautiful people are actually doling out their advice directly to you. It's a simple gesture that lets us know we're not alone in this world.
Some of our favorite words of wisdom came from the ones near the end of the video, those in their 70s and 80s who have gone through it all. We won't spoil it for you. Watch the video and see.