Little girl has touching response to finding out her father is trans
Coming out to your loved ones is not always easy, but one Pennsylvania family's story proves that love can conquer all.
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Shalee Ellis' partner, Mallory, decided to come out as trans earlier this year and knew she wanted her family to be involved, according to Buzzfeed.
After breaking the news to close friends, there was one more person to tell, their 6-year-old daughter, Layla.
Shalee took Layla out for a milkshake and tried to explain to her in the best way possible that her dad was not happy with being man.
Half-way through the conversation, Shalee decided she wanted to capture the moment on video.
I have been asked several times about how Layla responded to being told about her dad being transgender. I turned my camera on half way through the conversation, and this is what ensued. #unconditionallove #transgender #hatredistaughtETA: this is from early January.
Posted by Shalee Olivia Ellis on Thursday, March 24, 2016
"We have decided to help Daddy become the person that his brain and his heart tell him that he really is," Shalee said in the recording. "A girl?," Layla asked. "Yes," Shaylee responded.
And then little Layla went on to totally melt our hearts with the most touching message for her father!
"Daddy, I love you so much. Even though you're a her, I love you so much," Layla said while looking into the camera.
Shalee decided to post the sweet moment on her Facebook page and was overwhelmed by the positive comments it received.
"I know that there will be people who see it [that] disagree, however this video does far more good than bad," Shalee told Buzzfeed. "This video is one of the best examples of how compassionate and loving children are naturally."
Looks like we can all take some advice from Layla on how to love unconditionally.