6-Year-Old Has The Most Amazing Reaction To Finding Out Her Dad Is Trans
Just when you think there's no hope left in the world, children are here to remind us all love still exists.
When Shalee Ellis' partner, Mallory, came out as trans, the couple made the decision to go through the change as a family, and that meant explaining it all to their 6-year-old daughter, Layla. In the most heartwarming video you've seen in a while, Shalee films Layla's reaction to the fact "daddy's a she now."
In the video, you can hear Shalee explain,
We've decided to help Daddy become the person his brain and his heart tell him that he is.
When she asks Layla how that all makes her feel, the child -- who, by the way, has more wisdom than pretty much every adult I've ever met -- responds,
It feels gooooood.
Layla then looks into the camera and says,
Daddy, I love you so much. Even though you're a her, I still love you.
Shalee told BuzzFeed News,
This video proves that hatred is a learned trait, and if we as adults can change the way we talk about individuals who identify as transgender, then we have an opportunity to take a bite out of transphobia and discrimination against trans people with the upbringing of a generation that loves their fellow man unconditionally — regardless of any physical descriptors.
Maybe instead of using our adult brains filled with years of prejudice and judgment, we could start reacting to situations with the same unconditional love children have for their parents. Literally everyone could take a cue from Layla.