Many grown-ups view a kid’s perspective of the world as naive and innocent. Kids are intelligent and creative thinkers, and we as adults, instead of being dismissive and all-knowing, should be willing to learn from these adorable little people.
2-year-old Sophia Benner from South Carolina has a lot to teach the world from her less than one-minute response to a narrow-minded Target cashier’s question.
The two-year-old went shopping at Target with her mother Brandi. This shopping date marked a special growing-up milestone for Sophia! Her parents had promised little Sophia that after 1 whole month of doing her business on the potty training toilet, she would be rewarded with a prize of her choice at Target.
As promised, Sophia was able to explore the aisles of Target to claim her reward. She picked out a new doll to bring home.
As they stood in line to check out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. Both Sophia and her mother replied with confused blank stares. The cashier then pointed at the doll and asked Sophia if she had picked out the doll for a friend. Sophia’s mother Brandi explained that the doll was Sophia’s reward for fully being potty-trained.
The cashier gave Brandi a perplexed look and asked Sophia, “Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?”
“Yes, please!” Sophia excitedly responded.
“But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you,” the cashier suggested.
Before Brandi could angrily intervene, Sophia replied with, “Yes, she does. She’s a doctor and I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?”
Sophia’s brilliant response forced the cashier to end the conversation with, “Oh, that’s nice.”
Little Sophia’s response deserves a standing novation, which she virally and most deservingly received on social media. Brandi had posted her very proud moment of her daughter with the full details on both Instagram and Facebook. Since then, 233K users have shared the story and over 648K people have liked (and loved) it on Facebook. Sophia’s inspiring story stirred a domino effect of positive responses on both social media platforms. Check out the full story on Brandi’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
Skin and color do not and should not matter. We may have different stories and come from different backgrounds but are EQUALLY beautiful. Sophia is only 2-years-old and can understand this concept over certain close-minded adults. What a smart and beautiful little girl. You go, Sophia!
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