Kalista Hesch and her 11-year-old sister, Worthy Rigelsky, have gone viral on TikTok for the sweetest reason.
Most of the pair’s videos are of them dancing in their home in Wisconsin and gleefully, I might add!
“Worthy is, if I could describe her in one word, she’s just ‘pure joy,’ that’s always the first word that comes to mind,” Kalista shared with PEOPLE (the TV Show!) of her sister, who was adopted from China six years ago by their parents.
“She definitely has her moments, she’s human too so she’s not always 100 percent happy, but I would say 99 percent of the time she’s always just pure joy and just happy.”
“She’s a little spunky one, she’s high energy,” she adds of Worthy. “She’s like the sweetest thing ever but she definitely has a sassy side.”
In addition to being a ray of sunshine, Worthy has also been showcasing her hairstyling and make up skills to millions on TikTok, usually using Kalista as a model.
“She’s just like a little perfectionist and she’s just always been, like I said she’s just pure love, so she just loves touching, she’s just so lovable, and when anyone comes over she just grabs a hairbrush and immediately starts brushing their hair,” Kalista says of her sister.
Worthy was born with Down Syndrome which causes intellectual disabilities as well as developmental delays.
Kalista reveals that the two began to grow closer over recent years when they discovered their mutual love for TikTok.
“I put on a song and she was just standing behind me and she was just fixing my shirt and adjusting my necklace and went like this to my hair and everyone just flipped out,” Kalista shares. “She’s just such a little perfectionist, she just wants to fix you up and make sure everything’s okay and every little detail’s perfect.”
“Worthy literally means the world to me,” she adds. “Every day that I come over to my parents’ and see her big smile, I’m just so grateful to have her in my life… I don’t know what I would do without her.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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