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One adorable little girl named Korra Lam wanted to follow in the footsteps of Asian tradition by removing her Barbie dolls’ shoes before she places them in her Barbie Dream House.
The 4-year-old from Orange County, California, got the dollhouse as a Christmas present, but it wasn’t until Sunday that her 16-year-old half-sister, Ivy Ho, realized that Korra was taking off all the Barbie dolls’ shoes.
“I asked her why, and she said ‘so they can be like us and keep their house clean,’” Ho told BuzzFeed.
Ho took to Twitter to post a series of photos of her younger sister playing, with the caption: “My little sister got a barbie dream house N HER ASIAN ASS MAKES ALL THE BARBIES TAKE OFF THIER SHOES BEFORE ENTERING.”
Her tweet has has racked up more than 124,000 retweets and 321,000 likes since it was first posted on Sunday.
“I thought it was funny because all my Asian friends do this, but not many of my non-Asian friends do,” she explained, adding that she did not expect her sister Korra to become an overnight viral sensation.
Apparently, many people on Twitter found Ho’s tweet to be relatable and some connected it with their own lives:
The first Asian Barbie was first introduced in 1981 with the now-outdated Oriental Barbie doll.
The collection has since evolved to include Japan, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Korea, all wearing the traditional garb of the country they’re from.