9-year-old posts bilingual YouTube video on pandemic manners

Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 9:03 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 at 6:43 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - On Mariana Bautista’s YouTube channel, Mariana’s Wonderland, she broke from her typical content of baking videos to share an important message.

“We wanted to thank the doctors and the nurses because they have been giving their lives for our lives,” Mariana said.

In a four-minute video, the 9-year-old shares in English and Spanish proper pandemic manners through show-and-tell and interactive quizzes.

“Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Sing the ABCs or count to 20,” Mariana said.

She got the idea for her video after she started learning about pandemic safety in school.

“I said, ‘Oh let’s do a video with everything they’ve been telling me,’ ” Mariana said.

A YouTuber in Colombia, thousands of miles away, inspired her to do it in two languages to reach a wider audience.

“My family all saw it and said, ‘Do a Spanish one because we don’t know English.’ So that’s when we started doing Spanish and English ones,” Mariana said.

Her takeaway message is that she hopes everyone workes to be happy in what has been a difficult year.

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