Ciro Ortiz Meet is a sixth-grader from Brooklyn, New York.
For the past couple of months, Ortiz has been setting up a booth in the NYC subway and offering riders “Emotional Advice” for $2 a session, according to a New York Post report. Most of his advice sessions last around five minutes.
People ask him questions about all kinds of things relationship troubles, job problems, and just generally dealing with change. “We have to accept [change],” he told the newspaper. “It’s going to happen — it’s always going to happen. Life is always changing.”
He was inspired to offer advice, he told the New York Post, after experiencing his fair share of bullying in school. His sensitivity made him want to reach out to others. When it’s nicer out, Ortiz takes his advice to the streets. His mom Jasmine Aequitas is always with him, and documents his adventures on Instagram.
In case you’re wondering, his advice seems to be pretty spot on. A woman told the child’s father, Adam Ortiz, that “what he told her is what she’d been feeling in her gut that whole time,” the New York Post reported.
This article was first posted on Buzzfeed.