The mother of a six-year-old, Leanndra Cheatham, posted a video of her son that has since gone viral. The St. Louis native Jeffrey Cheatham is asking us to stop the violence.

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“I feel bad about people killing each other, because God is going to help your brain. God is going to make you safe. God is going to do as much as he can for you. God loves you with all of his heart,” he urged.

After posting the video, the mother says she received a message from a man who said he was going to shoot someone as revenge, but after seeing the video of the young boy, decided to put down the gun.

6-year-old Jeffrey Cheatham may not realize the impact of his words, but it’s making a difference. It’s also a message that he shouldn’t have to think about at his age, however, it’s a reflection of his reality.

“Kids be knowing this. I’m a kid, I’m not supposed to know about this stuff. I’m not supposed to be knowing about all these guns. I’m supposed to be learning about school.”

What do you think about his message? Share in the comments!

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Mike “Orie” Mosley is the managing editor for CurlyNikki.com and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of www.afrotrak.com. In his spare time, he’s probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

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