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Girl posts videos of adopted little sister with down syndrome doing her hair & they spread like wildfire

April 26th, 2021

It’s good old-fashioned sisterly love that really sets these two apart.

Worthy Rigelsky and her older sister, Kalista Hesch, are a breath of fresh air in an endless sea of beauty influencers who seem to look, act, and quack like the same ol’ filtered + photoshopped duck.

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Even though there is a bit of an age difference between 11-year-old Worthy and 19-year-old Kalista, they are the best of friends.

And what do BFFs do best?

They goof around, dance, and do each other’s hair and makeup, of course! And thanks to TikTok, millions of happy followers are getting the chance to join in on that fun, too.

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Sweet little Worthy, whom you’ll soon find out is aptly named, was adopted from China (the home of TikTok) six years ago.

Even though she has Down syndrome, it’s the pure joy she spreads that’s her most notable feature.

“Worthy is, if I could describe her in one word, she’s just ‘pure joy,’ that’s always the first word that comes to mind,” Kalista tells PEOPLE.

The two sisters recently went viral on TikTok, and there’s every reason why.

Worthy is not even a teenager and she’s already working it like a pro!

Using Kalista as her model, Worthy seems quite comfortable showing her audience how to properly wash, brush, and flat-iron hair. Her kills go way beyond a little girl playing with mom’s tube of red lipstick!

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“She’s like the sweetest thing ever but she definitely has a sassy side.”

Down syndrome, which is characterized by intellectual disabilities and developmental delays, is apparently no barrier to living her life to its fullest.

“She’s a little spunky one, she’s high energy,” Kalista describes her little sis.

Kalista went on to say that they two have grown closer over recent years, and it was during a sleepover that they bonded over their mutual love of TikTok.

Worthy is a perfectionist, but that’s only because she wants to “make sure everything’s okay.”

“I put on a song and she was just standing behind me and she was just fixing my shirt and adjusting my necklace and went like this to my hair and everyone just flipped out.”

That attention to detail is what makes her so good! Because who wants a stylist that misses a spot?

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Can we please come over and have Worthy play with our hair, too?

“She’s just like a little perfectionist and she’s just always been, like I said she’s just pure love, so she just loves touching, she’s just so lovable, and when anyone comes over she just grabs a hairbrush and immediately starts brushing their hair.”

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It all started on the eve of Kalista’s 19th birthday.

In a video interview with Good Morning America, Kalista recounts how the viral internet gods secretly worked their magic:

“We sat in front of the camera with a trending song on TikTok; I pressed record and just let her do her thing and thought nothing of it,” she told Good Morning America.

When Kalista woke up the next morning, their video had hit 1 million views!

Check out the video below to see this sweet big sister-little sister duo in action.

You can also catch more of their interactions on Instagram and TikTok.

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Source: YouTube/GMA, PEOPLE, Good Morning America, IG:@downrightworthy

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