Potty training is a big milestone for kids, so when 2-year-old Sophia successfully managed a full month of going on the potty, her parents Nick and Brandi promised her that she could pick out a special prize.
Since Sophia loves dolls, her mom wasn’t surprised when her prize turned out to be another one for her collection, this time a doctor doll that happened to be African American.
Brandi told CNN that the choice of doll didn’t surprise her, “because in her mind, she is already a doctor.”
“She loves giving checkups, and if you come in the house, she’ll tell you that’s the first thing you need.” Sophia carried the doll throughout Target, only giving it up at the register, where the cashier asked if she was going to a birthday party.
Brandi explained that the doll was a reward for potty training, but the cashier still questioned whether it was the doll Sophia preferred.
“But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you,” the cashier said, but while Mom was ready to stick up for the choice, Sophia was ready with her own calm argument.
“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?”
Brandi was relieved that the cashier decided to drop the issue with a quick, “Oh, that’s nice.” Any two-year-old throwing around words like ‘stethoscope’ clearly knows what she’s talking about.
Brandi posted about the story on Facebook, where it immediately exploded with popularity and positive comments.
As of this writing, it’s been shared nearly 200,000 times, has almost 500,000 reactions, and nearly 30,000 comments. WOW!