3-Year-Old Girl Has More Common Sense Than Silly Supermarket Executives

giraffeNever mind the fact that they can't necessarily read or spell or make their own breakfast, little kids are experts on a vast number of topics. Take, for example, wild animals. Thanks to anthropomorphism on TV and the popularity of animal protagonists in children's literature, toddlers tend to be extremely well-informed in this particular area.

Like 3-year-old Lily Robinson, who clearly knows what she's talking about when it comes to wild animals and would prefer it if everybody else had the decency to be accurate about these things. Most especially the ignorant baker at her local supermarket who came up with the name "tiger bread" for a splotchy crusted loaf -- when any sighted person who ever went to a zoo could see that the bread's crust made a pattern that looked like a giraffe's markings.

And so little Lily did what any toddler with conscience would do in that situation ...


She asked her mom for help writing a letter to the market insisting that the name of the bread be changed to "giraffe bread." I wonder if her mother expected Lily to receive a reply ...

Because she did! Chris King, the customer manager at Sainsbury's, sent a very sweet letter back -- he even threw in a gift certificate:

I think renaming the bread giraffe bread is a brilliant idea -- it does look more like the blotches on a giraffe than the stripes on a tiger, doesn't it? It is called tiger bread because the first baker who made it a looong time ago thought it looked a bit stripey like a tiger. Maybe they were a bit silly.

He did NOT, however, offer to actually change the name of the bread. That is, until Lily's mom posted her daughter's exchange with King on Facebook ... and a viral campaign to change the name of Tiger Bread was born.

That's when little Lily learned her first lesson on the power of social media: Sainsbury's got so many requests that they finally gave in and rechristened their popular bakery item as Giraffe Bread!

Cool, right? At no other time in history has it been this easy to demonstrate to kids how one person really can make a difference.

Provided they have a comprehensive knowledge of wild animals.

Would your kid notice a mistake like this one and want it fixed?


Image via nojhan/Flickr

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