This little girl is my hero.

Body-positive activist Allison Kimmey's 5-year-old daughter, Cambelle, was called "fat" by another girl in her class. Instead of having a typical little kid reaction (think screaming "no!" or calling the other girl "fat"), she handled it with the kind of grace even most adults can't muster.

Another little girl pointed out Cambelle's tummy when her shirt came up.

•My daughter told me that someone called her fat today.• ____________________ Cambelle: "Mama I need to tell you something" Me: "Okay baby, what's up?"" C: "Yesterday at practice my shirt came up a little bit and my tummy was showing. The girl next to me looked at me and said that my tummy was fat." >>Insert immediate mama bear reaction in my head's internal dialogue "Oh no, here we go" I thought to myself<<, but I said: "Oh really? And what did you say to her?" C: "I told her that I'm not fat, I HAVE fat. And that everybody has fat. And I told her it's okay to have fat." >>Insert happy dance parenting win<<: "Wow Cambelle! I am SO proud of you for the way you handled that situation. Fat is not a bad word, I don't think she was trying to hurt your feelings. It was so brave of you to help her understand that all people have fat, but that no one IS fat. And that it doesn't make you a bad person if you have more or less of it. Did she have anything to say?" C: "She just said 'oh, okay'" >>I couldn't believe that my 5 year old daughter had been able to handle a situation with more grace than most 30 year olds.<< C: "Remember that time I told you that you were fat?" Me: "Yes baby, I do." C: "I'm sorry I did that" Me: "Its' okay baby, the most important thing is that you learned and now you can teach others and help change the world" ________________ Children aren't born with hate inside them. They learn words from their environments and the things they see/hear, and they try them on for size. I can't prepare my daughter for all of life's situations, but I can help her to be a voice of compassion, humility and love. •And to anyone that will undoubtedly say that this is "promoting obesity," please understand that preventing childhood bullying before it can even start is not a matter of weight, but of character.• Just do you babes Xoxo Allie & Cambelle

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The other girl called Cambelle's stomach "fat" — which, come on, she's FIVE. YEARS. OLD.

Cambelle's response was exemplary. 

"I told her that I'm not fat, I HAVE fat," she explained. "And that everybody has fat. And I told her it's okay to have fat." 

PREACH.

It makes sense that the little girl is so body positive, considering her mom is the epitome of body love.

Kimmey's reaction to her daughter was an example of perfect parenting, too. Instead of just praising her daughter for having the perfect comeback, she used it as an opportunity to teach her that "fat" doesn't have to be a bad word.

"Wow Cambelle! I am so proud of you for the way you handled that situation," she said. "Fat is not a bad word, I don't think she was trying to hurt your feelings. It was so brave of you to help her understand that all people have fat, but that no one IS fat. And that it doesn't make you a bad person if you have more or less of it."

Kimmey and her daughter didn't take a combative route, and honestly, that's a good thing.

There were no attacks or pointed fingers. Kimmey's message was one of love and embracing others, and that's definitely a message we can get behind.

"I can't prepare my daughter for all of life's situations," Kimmey said in an Instagram post. "But I can help her to be a voice of compassion, humility and love."