• Ciro offers emotional advice to strangers for $2 (Emotional Advice Kid/Instagram)Source: Emotional Advice Kid/Instagram
"Everyone needs help sometimes, you can't get through life without help."
By
Bianca Soldani

21 Dec 2016 - 10:57 AM  UPDATED 21 Dec 2016 - 11:01 AM

Eleven-year-old Ciro Ortiz spends his Sundays helping strangers.

Armed with a fold-out table and a cardboard sign, he sits on a busy New York City subway platform and offers "emotional advice" for the bargain price of just $2.

Ciro was bullied at school and wants to reach out to people in similar situations to offer comfort and support.

"Everyone needs help sometimes, you can't get through life without help," he tells Upworthy.

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Ciro says most of the adults who come to him are essentially worried about change in their lives. In response he tells them that change is inevitable and constant, so it’s something we simply have to accept.

Another man recently sat down to ask Ciro about his wife who had just become a vegan.

"I told him that she didn’t get mad at him for eating meat," Ciro tells the New York Post, "She likes to eat what she wants and he likes to eat whatever he wants so they’re just gonna have to deal with it."

While he's still a year off starting high school, Ciro believes he is wise enough to give advice and is glad to be making so many new friends.

The other benefit of giving up a couple of hours of his weekend is that he pockets an average of $50, which he uses to help other kids at his school who don’t have enough money for lunch.

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