“Girl Meets World” tackles trying to make new friends in a new environment, and the ever-likable Riley Matthews finds herself in a position she never could have imagined – someone just doesn’t want to be her friend.
In the arms of her ever-supportive best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), Riley (Rowan Blanchard) bemoans her futile attempt to make a new friend at their new high school, in Friday’s new episode, titled “Girl Meets She Don’t Like Me.”
In this exclusive clip (above), the situation is exacerbated when the girl in question walks by and reiterates that, no, she just doesn’t like Riley, sending the usually optimistic girl into hysterics.
The episode airs in conjunction with the kickoff of Disney-ABC’s #ChooseKindness PSA campaign, timed to October as National Bullying Prevention Month.
On top of “Girl Meets World,” other Disney Channel shows including “Bizardvaark” and “Best Friends Whenever” will also air episodes themed to choosing friendship and kindness over competition and putting each other down.
In addition, Disney-ABC stars including Viola Davis, Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony Anderson, Troian Bellisario and Blanchard all appear in interstitials, airing across networks, including ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel and Disney XD, encouraging inclusion and kindness in children and families.
“Girl Meets World” airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney Channel.