Respect for others and your elders, in particular, is an important aspect of Korean culture, and bowing is a way of showing that respect. It may seem excessive at times to outsiders, but in fact it's rather nice; it constantly reminds people of the respect given to each other by actually showing it through the act of bowing. A cellphone video has surfaced from Korea of the sweetest little girl who can't stop bowing to none other than a bowing robot standing in front of a store.

SO CUTE! This little girl's parents must be so proud. She only looks like she's around two years old, yet she's already polite beyond her years. As funny as this little video clip is, this going back and forth with the bowing is actually something you really see between adults in bowing cultures like Japan and Korea. Because the idea of showing respect to whomever you're interacting with is so important, you never want to let the other person be the last one to bow, especially if you're of equal status. So people just keep bowing, then returning the bow, then returning the return of the bow, then returning the returning of the return of the bow, and on and on. I've seen it many times. I do it!


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Besides all that, this baby girl is such a sweetheart! If her parents didn't eventually drag her away, she probably would have stayed right there and bowed to that robot until whoever's responsible unplugged it.