These kindergartners have started a hotline you can call if you're in need of a pep talk.
Amid a crush of heavy news from around the world, who couldn't use some sage advice right now?
Call a new hotline, and you'll get just that — encouraging words from a resilient group of kindergartners.
Kids' voices will prompt you with a menu of options:
If you're feeling mad, frustrated or nervous, press 1. If you need words of encouragement and life advice, press 2. If you need a pep talk from kindergartners, press 3. If you need to hear kids laughing with delight, press 4. For encouragement in Spanish, press 5.
Pressing 3 leads to a chorus of kids sounding off a series of uplifting mantras:
"Be grateful for yourself," offers one student.
"If you're feeling up high and unbalanced, think of groundhogs," another chimes in.
"Bro, you're looking great."
Peptoc, as the free hotline is called, is a project from the students of West Side Elementary, a small school in the town of Healdsburg, Calif.
I love this idea. It has a cool name too!