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Little Girl’s Defense Of Her Baby Doll Wows The Internet

We see so much more through the eyes of a child.

There are so many things we can learn from our children. From a fresh appreciation of playtime to the value of friendliness, their wisdom offers insight into a much more innocent world.

Take, for example, the way children see others compared to our own biases. For 2-year-old Sophia Benner and many children like her, all people are the same; even when those people happen to be dolls.

Sophia’s mother, Brandi, shared on her Facebook page a recent encounter she and the little girl had when they went shopping for a special reward. Sophia had successfully finished a full month of potty training so her mom allowed her to pick out one gift in celebration of the milestone.

 

The 2-year-old picked a beautiful doctor doll but when they went to check out, the cashier assisting them had something to say about the choice. Sophia, who is white, happened to choose a black doll. Seeing this, the cashier insisted that Sophia would prefer to choose a doll that looked “more like her.”

Confused by the question, Sophia quickly objected and told the cashier that her new doll looked just like her; explaining “I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl.”

Sophia doesn’t see a difference between herself and her darker-skinned doll. To this little girl, there’s more that they share than that divides them. To Sophia, they are both beautiful.

If we all adopt Sophia’s point a view and value our similarities over our differences, the world would be a kinder and more respectful place. Just as Sophia sees the same beauty in her doll as she sees in herself, we too must see the beauty in lives made so similar by all of their unique differences.

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