Luiz Antonio is a precocious and charming toddler who, like most children, has many questions about the world around him. It was his specific curiosity about octopus gnocci though, that made him an instant video celebrity.
Speaking in Portuguese, young Luiz questioned his mother in order to better understand his meal. He wanted to know if the octopus in the gnocci was real and if it had died. He was upset by the answer and insisted that he didn't want to eat octopus or any other animal, adorably saying he wanted them to stay "standing up".
His mother encouraged him to eat the meal for a while, but eventually caved and agreed that they would not eat meat any more.
Luiz made a very simple but effective argument for vegetarianism that was hard to dispute. Basically, meat was once an animal and those animals shouldn't have to die for us to eat. Thanks Luiz for reminding everyone why we should care for our scaled, winged, four-legged and eight-legged friends.