We have seen great examples of parents being supportive of their kids’ creativity and talent, but the way TikTok user Mary Ellen did it is something special. She decided to host an art reception for her talented 5-year-old son and show his artwork to friends and family.
In a video posted on her TikTok profile, Ellen shows how she framed her son’s artworks and displayed them in the house. The guests were able to browse them while enjoying some snacks and drinks and even purchase the pieces they liked.
If we are to judge by the video, the little boy is quite prolific and talented. His biggest inspirations seem to be cars and houses, although he isn’t a stranger to some abstract art as well.
“Such a fun idea! So proud of his successful night and thankful for supportive friends and family,” Ellen wrote in the caption of the video.
Ellen’s idea was met with approval and praise from other TikTok users, who shared their thoughts in the comment section.
“This is genius & what an absolute core memory this will be,” @putonyourspfmoisturizer wrote.
“My inner child is bawling over the support of a little artist. Instead of telling him it’s a hobby, you are showing him that his passion has value,” @laicegomalley added.
So, if you have a kid that shows interest in art, you might want to copy Ellen and organize an art show. The kid will love the attention and appreciation of their work and might get inspired to move on to bigger things.