What could be cuter than a conversation between Neil deGrasse Tyson and a first-grader?
Earlier this month, the famed astrophysicist called on six-year-old Kaitlynn Goulette to ask him a question while he was delivering a lecture at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
When the young girl asked, "How can first-graders help the Earth," Tyson didn't tell her to recycle or invest in solar panels. Rather, he encouraged her to not lose her natural curiosity to explore the Earth that she so desperately wants to help. Check out the exchange in the YouTube video above.
"He's just told this little girl that she too can be a scientist," YouTube user Tiffany Henry commented on the video. "I am feeling all the joy in the world right now."
There's no question that children have an innate enthusiasm for science. Just watch first-and second-graders in this "Talk Nerdy To Me" episode below.