Perry felt inspired to pen the song as a result of a visit to Madagascar with UNICEF. She decided to write lyrics about what it means to care for someone in the purest form. “We live in such a world that is run by social status and material possession, and it can get really overwhelming and tiring to keep up with that – people are actually turned on by the amount of likes they have; it’s crazy that our minds think that way these days”, Perry explained.
“And so I went to the top of this mountain, I saw all these children, and the love that they had towards each other, they had no idea what Twitter or Facebook or any of that stuff was, they didn’t care about it”, she continued. “It was this unconditional love between all of them. It was that kind of pure love that’s unaffected by the trends of the world.”