Brandi Brenner and her husband, Nick, promised their daughter they'd buy her a present of her choice after being fully potty-trained for an entire month.
Sophia, their potty-trained youngster, spent an entire month "going poop on the potty" and was able to pick out a prize during the family's trip to Target.
During her big outing, she excitedly picked out a new doll and brought her to the cashier with her mom and dad.
However, when the seemingly racist cashier noticed Sophia picked out a doll with different color skin than her, she began rudely questioning her family.
When Sophia and her parents got to the register, the cashier weirdly asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party.
According to a Facebook post gone viral, the rude cashier continued and pointed to Sophia's doll, asking if she bought it for a friend.
An excerpt from Brandi's status says,
Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, 'Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?'
At this point, tension between the family and the cashier was growing, but Sophia didn't back down.
She proudly responded with, "Yes, please!" and the cashier kept taunting the child about her purchase.
The worker responded, "But she doesn't look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you."
I can imagine Brandi was pretty PO'd right about now.
Before either parent could respond to the cashier's rude remark, Sophia responded and her answer quieted the cashier immediately.
Yes, she does. She's a doctor like I'm a doctor. And I'm a pretty girl and she's a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?
YOU GO, SOPHIA.
For someone who's only been potty-trained for a month, it sounds like Sophia could be the voice of the next generation.
The cashier responded with, "Oh, that's nice," and dropped the conversation.
After Brandi posted the status, it quickly went viral on the Facebook page "Love What Matters."
At the end of the post, Brandi wrote,
This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren't born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful.
It's true. The fact that Sophia didn't think twice about her doll's skin color proves we aren't born with the idea skin color actually matters.
Everyone should take a lesson from Sophia. Her doll is pretty -- just like her, regardless of the differing colors of their skin.