This Little Girl's Response To Question About Her Doll Has Others Sharing Stories

"I'm a pretty girl and she's a pretty girl."

When South Carolina mom Brandi Benner posted a photograph to Instagram of her daughter Sophia with her new doll, she couldn't have imagined the impact such a simple image would have on people. 

The story begins simply enough. Benner's daughter Sophia was getting a new doll at Target: a present for successful potty training.

Benner told the story of what happened next on Instagram.


"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 color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful."

Love What Matters reposted Benner's post to their Facebook page, and soon Benner found her daughter's simple wisdom resonated with people all across the world, many of whom took to posting pictures of their children with their dolls in the comment section. Take a look.


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