I was reading a book and came across ‘éste sonríe’.
I understand that it is demonstrative pronouns but unlike English, we don’t say ‘this is smiling’ when referring to humans or living things.
Is this usage common in Spanish as I understand that it is used to avoid repeating the name of the person twice.
Example Voy a visitar a Pedrito Éste enferma. (Pedrito is sick)
Did I use it correctly ? I am not quite sure how to use in sentences to talk about someone.