This little girl is been championed all over the internet for shutting down a cashier who questioned why she wanted to buy a black doll.
Sophia Benner, 2, had been taken to a toy shop by her parents to choose a reward for successfully completing her potty training.
She chose a doll that was dressed like a doctor and proudly took it to the till, only for the cashier to ask if she was buying it for a friend. Sophia’s mum, Brandi, told the full shocking story on her Facebook page:
“Nick and I told Sophia that after one whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real.
“While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend.
“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?’ Sophia finally found her voice and said, ‘Yes, please!’
“The cashier replied, ‘But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you.’
“I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded with, ‘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?’
“Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, ‘Oh, that’s nice.’ This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren’t born with the idea that colour matters. Skin comes in different colours just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful.”
Brandi’s post has racked up almost 230,000 shares since she published it last Friday, with many users commenting on their “favourite story of the year, decade century”.
Sophia, can we be in your gang?