Siahj “Cici” Chase had the perfect response after a boy called her ugly at school.
In a video posted by the 4-year-old’s mom, Sonya, the little girl, who hails from Nassau in the Bahamas, reveals that a classmate was mean to her at school earlier that day.
“A little boy said I look … ugly,” she says.
Her mom replies, “And what did you say?”
“I said, ‘I didn’t come here to make a fashion statement. I came here to learn, not look pretty,’ ” Cici told her mom.
“The little boy said I look bad and I said, ‘Did you look in the mirror lately? Bye bye, see you later, you’re making me mad.’ ”
At home Sonya likes to read Cici motivational books at bedtime to instill good values in her.
“She’s a very smart girl, she’s not your normal 4-year-old,” Sonya tells PEOPLE. “Her response was so mature, I couldn’t believe it!”
And the little girl wouldn’t take back what she said, either.
“I feel good and happy,” Cici tells PEOPLE.
Sonya hopes that one day she can create a platform that inspires kids to be able to deal with not just bullying, but other situations as well.
“I want to share what I’ve shared with Cici,” Sonya says. “I want to make kids feel like they can do anything and that it’s on the inside that matters.”