During her campaign rally in Iowa, Hillary Clinton was asked a question that nearly moved her to tears.
“What are you going to do about bullying?” asked a 10-year-old attendee, Hannah Tandy.
The fifth-grader then shared her personal struggle with bullying at school with the former secretary of state.
“I have asthma and occasionally I hear people talking behind my back," said Hannah, eliciting "awws" and applause from the audience. After receiving a long hug from Clinton, she continued:
"I never dreamed that this would happen. I was hearing her talk about so many people she had met that were worried about certain things and I never heard her mention anything about someone asking about bullying."
Clinton lauded Tandy for being "very brave" and subtly discussed her own challenges with the problem posed by Republican rivals like Donald Trump, who just recently referred to Clinton's loss to President Barack Obama in 2008, using a derogatory slang term.
"I really do think we need more love and kindness in our country," Clinton told Tandy. "That's why it's important to stand up to bullies wherever we are, and why we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency, because that is not who we are as Americans."
"I just thought, there are a lot of kids out there who are getting bullied way worse than I am and it should stop,” she added.
At one point, Clinton's voice cracked as she went on with her reply: "Bullying has always been around but it seems to have gotten somehow easier and more widespread because of social media and the Internet," Clinton said. "People can say something about somebody without having to look them in the eye or see them walk by, and so I think we all need to be aware of the pain and the anguish that bullying can cause."
You can watch the heart-warming exchange in the video above.