Ciro Ortiz is an 11-year-old 6th-grade student from Brooklyn. He is an honor roll student who aspires to be a video-game developer. Ortiz is known as the Emotional Advice Kid on Instagram and has over 1,000 followers as of December of 2016.
Emotional Advice Kid
In October of 2016, Ortiz started setting up a table and a chair offering "Emotional Advice" at Bedford L train stop in Brooklyn. He can be found every Sunday from noon to 2 pm. He charges $2.00 for his five-minute therapy sessions to passing New Yorkers. Ortiz earns $50 a week and uses his funds to underprivileged children at his school.
What originally inspired Ortiz was getting bullied in school. The values instilled from his parents of listening to others and following your passions also laid the foundation for Ortiz to start his Emotional Advice venture.