At this point, millions have watched as a six-year-old Baltimore in tears asked for the shootings in the city to stop.
Kelsey’s video has been shared more than 94,000 times.
The video taken off.
“We don’t want to miss one another, we need our lives,” Kelsey Hines said in a Facebook video on her mother’s page.
The message is clear.
“We want our lives to be better than this. Other people, other babies – they want to live too. You don’t know how hard that I feel for other people. I don’t care if I don’t know who they are, but you’ve got to let them live,” Kelsey said.
The video has trickled down to those in the city who have been sharing Kelsey’s views.
“There’s a lot of adults that can’t that even talk like that, but she was basically speaking about her future. Like she doesn’t want to get killed and she doesn’t want the city that she’s growing up in to be known for a lot of killing,” Darnyle Wharton, one of the co-organizer’s of the Baltimore Cease Fire, said.
The group pushes for peace in the city. He says watching Kelsey, made his eyes well up.
“It’s fact – people are getting killed on our streets, but are people living in fear? No. We got people that’s out now: cars are driving, people are out in parks right now. When it got warm the other day, people are out and about,” Wharton said
But he says the violence is still a reality for those in this city, as the homicide count creeps toward 100 for the year.
Wharton is hoping that if the cease fire’s message isn’t being heard, then at least one person should listen to the six-year-old begging for a better Baltimore.