Mom Surprises Trans Daughter With Legal Name Change In Most Amazing Way (Video)
Trans activist and YouTube personality Gabrielle Diana anxiously awaited her legal name change for months.
Rather than casually break the news over pizza, Gabrielle's mother, Rose Gladu, surprised her 16-year-old daughter with a cake that said,
Congratulations, you are now Gabrielle.
In a video posted by the teen to Twitter and Instagram, Gabrielle's cousin Olivia films as Gabrielle falls into her mother's arms with tears of joy.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Rose recalled,
I was not expecting her to get so emotional that she became speechless. My daughter is never speechless. I knew at that moment my child came back to me. She was on her way to who she had been from birth.
The moment, a major one in Gabrielle's journey, reminded her she was not alone.
The moment was a confirmation that my transition mattered to my family, and they were more than happy to let me live as my true identity. I also couldn't wait to eat the cake.
Before digging into dessert, Gabrielle and her mom posed for a photo. Gabrielle posted the photo to Instagram where she credited her mother in the caption for her constant support.
For more about Gabrielle and Rose's amazing relationship, check out Gabrielle's "Meet My Mom - Q&A (Transgender)" video.
Citations: Watch the Heartwarming Moment a Mom Surprises Her Trans Daughter With Big News About Her Name (Cosmopolitan), Watch This Mom Surprise Her Trans Daughter With The News Her Name Change Is Legal (BuzzFeed)