Of late, a toddler named Sophia has taken the internet by storm for her response she gave to an employee of the goods chain store called Target located in South Carolina in US.
Know what did she say?
Meet Sophia, a two-year-old toddler, and her mother, Brandi Benner. In the image, Benner is smiling sweetly while posing alongside her little girl. But her smile quickly faded the day her daughter had to face an awkward question from the employee of a popular chain store, Target.
On the day of the incident, Benner took her little one to local Target store in South Carolina because Sophia was to receive a present. This was because she managed to successfully use a potty for an entire month.
At the store, Sophia grabbed a doll she liked. It was then that a store employee asked a question to Sophia.
"The cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party," Benner informed via an Instagram post on April 1.
"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," remarked Benner on Instagram.
"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.'"
Benner said she became angry with what the employee had said, but before she 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?"
Not knowing what to say next, the cashier dropped the issue and said, "Oh, that's nice."
Benner concluded her post by saying, "This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren't born with the idea that color (sic) matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful. #itswhatsontheinsidethatcounts #allskinisbeautiful #teachlove #teachdiversity #thenextgenerationiswatching."
The post has received over 10,000 likes on Instagram. It has also gone viral on other online media channels.
Indeed, it is a story of inspiration and hope for the future.