Two-year-old Sophia received viral attention after her mother shared an insightful anecdote regarding an awkward encounter at Target with a cashier employee via Facebook. During a visit to their local Target store in Charlotte, North Carolina, the little girl was questioned by the cashier as to why she decided to choose a black doll over their wide selection of fair skin-toned dolls.
The toddler replied, “She looks like me! She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl … and see her stethoscope?”
Not only are we impressed by the fact that Sophia can pronounce "stethoscope," but we’re also fans of her pleasant comparison of the doll and herself.
Hearing the cashier's words, “I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded,” her mother wrote on the popular post.
Since April 2, the Facebook post has garnered over 186,000 shares and approximately 465,000 comments, to which Sophia’s mother reacts, “Our family has received so much support and encouragement from complete strangers and that is just proof to me that there is so much good in the world.”
This story serves as another example that we’re not born seeing racial differences; we develop these divisive racial perceptions as we grow older.
Listen to the kids, cause often times, they’re right on.