A mother and son from the United States have been praised after sharing a video on 'how to talk to a short person correctly'.
Content creators Peet Montzingo and his mum Vicki have both racked up thousands of followers on their respective social media accounts with insights into their lives, with Peet sharing videos such as 'I Grew Up in a Family of Dwarfs', and Vicki posting clips about her experiences as someone with dwarfism.
Last year, the mother-and-son duo earned more than six million views on their educational video about engaging in conversation, with Peet explaining that he gets asked 'all the time' about the 'correct' way to do so.
Check it out below:
The TikTok clip sees Peet, who is the only tall person in his immediate family, demonstrate a series of different ways a tall person could address to a shorter person, including bending excessively until his face was just inches from Vicki's and kneeling as if he were about to pop the question.
Other questionable approaches include the leg spread, which saw Peet launch himself into a split, and the addition of a stool he lifted his mum on to, much to her dismay.
After displaying exactly what not to do, the pair then demonstrated the correct move: absolutely nothing. Peet simply approached his mum and started talking, without whipping out any props or contorting his body.
Vicki ended the clip with a big thumbs up, indicating that this was the right way to go about things.
Many TikTok users responded to thank Vicki and Peet for sharing the clip, while some joined in with suggestions of their own.
One person wrote, 'Im pretty short, and also what not to do: Lean on their heads with ur elbow it happened to me (w friends) [sic]', while another added: 'And never pat us on the head.'
A third commented: 'Same with a wheelchair user. You can also sit in a chair especially for long conversations so we don’t have to strain our neck looking up.'
Peet has described receiving a lot of questions about what it was like to grow up in a family of dwarves, and immediately shut down any suggestions that he should 'take a DNA test' in his video addressing the matter.
He commented: 'I am 100% organically from my mum and my dad... I had a 75% chance of being a dwarf but I popped out tall.'
Dwarfism results from a genetic or medical condition and is generally defined as an adult height of four feet, 10 inches or less.
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