Mom pens tearjerking 'thank you' to American Girl for displaying bald dolls
Possibly the most important aspect of playtime while growing up is finding a perfect doll that looks just like you.
Boston mom Meredith Bailey might understand that better than anyone else.
In a recent Facebook post, Bailey explains that when her daughter Mia was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss.
This past Christmas, Bailey got her daughter a bald American Girl doll, part of the "Truly Me" collection, and says that "nothing has thrilled her more."
However, Mia "did ask at one point why they were not on display at the store," according to Bailey.
However, on June 27, during the family's "annual birthday celebration" to the store, the mother daughter pair notice something that stopped them in their tracks.
"On the second floor we hopped off the escalator and there in front of us was a display with doll a without hair! My daughter was ecstatic!" Bailey wrote. "Then we saw them in 2 more spots in the store!"
"These dolls were not hidden in the back and had to be asked for, she continued. "They were there for all to see, especially for my daughter who wondered why they were not out before."
Since it was posted, Bailey's heartfelt thank you has been shared nearly 3,000 times and has racked up nearly 20,000 likes.
Even better, many have started commenting on the post, sharing similar experiences with the diverse selection of dolls offered by the company.
"This may feel to your company to be "no big deal", but to little girls who may feel "alone" and so desperately want to see dolls that reflect their beauty---it means more than you know," Bailey ended. "I cried many happy tears yesterday. Thank you so much for including ALL children."