This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.
There are grand tales all across the internet of underdog stories, triumphs of the human spirit, heroes who saved the day. But there are also the little victories that remind that success can be found even in the smallest of places.
Two-year-old Clarissa has graced the internet with her personal win in a viral video her mother, Natalia, posted to Twitter. In the video, Clarissa can be seen trying to stack some colorful plastic nesting cups together in the correct order.
She’s in full-on concentration mode, arranging and re-arranging the stacks in quiet thought. But then suddenly — she gets the stack to fit in the right order! Breaking in a little celebration dance and giggling with glee, Clarissa celebrates while Natalia can be heard congratulating her, saying “yeah, you did it!”
Her win was a significant one too, as Natalia describes. “Just so you guys know,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet, “Clarissa is 2 and is a little behind on certain things so shes had therapy for a few months.”
“This to me and my family is EVERYTHING,” she wrote. “We are so proud of her.”
The internet is also, of course, insanely proud.
Even celebs like Ellen Degeneres, Zendaya, and Michael B. Jordan are out here showing their support for Clarissa. What can we say? Game recognizes game.
But the wins don’t stop there — Natalia has since posted a second video of Clarissa, this time successfully pairing up shapes and colors. It might just be that the internet loves cute kids doing anything, but the love and support poured into Clarissa’s milestones have shown that the internet can be a truly uplifting place.
Thank you Clarissa, for reminding us to keep moving forward and never stop trying. We raise a cup to you!