TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The post may be old, but Amy Beth Gardner's anti-bullying message is still hitting home for people across the world.
The Tennessee mom took to Facebook in August 2016 to share a lesson she tried to teach her daughter, who was about to start in middle school.
Gardner said she wanted her daughter to always choose kindness, compassion and love.
"I gave her a tube of toothpaste and asked her to squirt it out onto a plate," Gardner wrote. "When she finished, I calmly asked her to put all the toothpaste back in the tube. She began exclaiming things like 'but I can't!' and 'it won't be like it was before!'"
Gardner said she waited for her daughter to calm down and told her the following:
Gardner's Facebook post, almost a year old, has been shared more than a million times and is still getting new comments.