Molly's Kids: Boy's idea spreading to take 'SOULfie's' instead of 'Selfie's'

Molly's Kids: Boy's idea spreading to take 'SOULfie's' instead of 'Selfie's'

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Editor's note: This is a post about a member of #MollysKids, one of the kids WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it's written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed the stories of dozens of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story (and updates on all her #MollysKids) here.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A feel-good idea from a Charlotte 7-year-old is spreading.

Trey Dean's (brilliant) thought first crossed my desk in April. Trey said he didn't like "selfie's." He wanted to start a chain reaction of "SOULfie's." He wanted to get people to love the person they are from the inside out.

Here's the post describing his mission, in a 7-year-old boy way:

It started taking off. That week a Charlotte teacher saw the post and used it as a lesson for her... 4th graders.

Six weeks later I hear a student counselor at South Elementary School in Roxboro, NC (northcentral NC) saw the post and is using Trey's idea as a project to encourage self-esteem.

Here's a link to what her class did, written about on Person County School District website:

Check it out. I'm lovin' it. She even linked it to the WBTV article.

It's spreading. It's spreading!

Not every child who is a ?#?MollysKids inspires by fiercely facing an uphill medical battle. Some just inspire by focusing on what really matters.