8-year-old girl drives backhoe like a pro

This 8-year-old girl from Ifugao is an absolute badass.

After her backhoe video went viral, many social justice warriors assumed she was being forced to work in some sort of child labor conspiracy. ABC News tracked her down and found that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth.

Little Aubrey Ayan simply loves playing with heavy equipment and has a father who encourages her interests. Her father, Kim Ayan, works in construction and Aubrey rides her bike to meet him every day after she’s done with school.

Aubrey’s mother Ligaya Rose is just as supportive. Aubrey told ABC News that she wants to be an engineer when she grows up. It looks like she’s off to a great start!