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  • In the garden there's a caterpillar

  • and a snail, and they're basically best friends.

  • They hang out 24/7, they do dinner, movie nights,

  • crafts, oh, and they're like, really into cosplay

  • on top of whatever else caterpillars and snails do,

  • like eat leaves or something.

  • Anyways, one day they're on their way to a party

  • that's right outside the garden,

  • and they have to go through the fence to get there.

  • So the caterpillar goes right through,

  • but the snail is stuck.

  • Her shell is just too big and it won't fit under the wire.

  • So she's like, "Crap, I can't get through.

  • "Maybe like, can you lift up the wire,

  • "or maybe we can build a little bridge or something?"

  • And the caterpillar's like, "Dude, just go under."

  • But she can't.

  • There's just no way that the shell is going to fit.

  • The caterpillar is like, "Go under, come on.

  • "We're going to be late and I'm trying to hook up

  • "with that super cute ladybug."

  • But it's not happening.

  • The shell will not fit under the wire, and at this point,

  • Snail's getting kind of frustrated,

  • because it's not like she doesn't want to go to the party,

  • but for some reason Caterpillar just isn't getting it.

  • "Yeah, it's not that easy for me.

  • "I just can't crawl under the fence like you can,

  • "so I would really appreciate your help here.

  • "Maybe we can like, go a different way, or the-"

  • And this just sets the caterpillar off.

  • "What the heck.

  • "Just because I can crawl under stuff doesn't mean

  • "that I have it easy, do you even know what it's like "to have sixteen feet?

  • "You don't, because finding shoes is a complete nightmare."

  • "Whoa, whoa, whoa, I'm not saying you have it easy,

  • "I'm just saying I can't go under the fence

  • "because of my shell, that's it.

  • "I have a shell and you don't,

  • "and there's some stuff that's easier for you

  • "that's harder for me, just like,

  • "I don't know jack about finding shoes

  • "'cause I don't have feet."

  • Caterpillar thinks about this for a second

  • and realizes the snail is right,

  • and he's never had to think about shells or slimy trails,

  • and that's a privilege that the snail has never had,

  • because she has to think about that stuff all the time.

  • That's part of being a snail.

  • And it's kind of like that for everyone, right?

  • I mean, we all have our own struggles and challenges,

  • and some of them are small, and some of them are huge

  • and really unfair and beyond our control.

  • And a lot of the time it can be hard

  • to see what someone else deals with

  • because you've never been in their shoes or shell.

  • Maybe you're gay, or trans,

  • have a disability or different religion.

  • Or of course, the obvious one,

  • you're a member of a different race.

  • I don't know what it's like to be you,

  • and you don't know what it's like to be me.

  • So it's really important to stop

  • and try and see the other side

  • so we can help each other overcome those obstacles.

  • Together.

  • It's like, sometimes you're the snail,

  • and sometimes you're the caterpillar.

  • Oh yeah, then the snail and the caterpillar figure it out.

  • They went to the other side of the garden.

  • They could get through a little break in the fence.

  • And while it took a little longer to get to the party,

  • They did the trip together, which is what made it so great.

  • So they got to the party,

  • the caterpillar hooked up with the ladybug,

  • Snail taught everyone how to do the Wobble,

  • and the party was everything.

  • The end.

  • This video was illustrated by the very talented and lovely Kat Blaque,

  • and written and narrated by yours truly, Chescaleigh.

  • Please check out Kat's channel,

  • and don't forget to subscribe.

  • Bye!

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Sometimes You're A Caterpillar

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    林曉玉 posted on 2015/08/31
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