This video is being loved for all the right reasons. It teaches us that it is important to be kind and humane.
Some people truly inspire us with their kindness and generosity and this dad was able to do this with a simple gesture. TikTok user @oddragon226 made a video about meeting someone special and the internet loved it. The video even received 3.1K likes on TikTok and 34.6K on Reddit. It has also received many words of appreciation from people on the internet. In the video, we see a man in a car who says, "We all know that there are people who are disgusted when they see a trans person and we all know people who don't care. But apparently, we are a third type of person."
In the car, he is accompanied by his son, the father adds," or at least I am, I can't speak for him." At this moment, his son sitting in the backseat says, "I am too." The father says further, "We kind of had our first experience with a trans woman. She walked in behind us." Then, this man opened the door for her as he would for "anybody." But, when he noticed it was a trans woman, he says in the video, "When I tell you, how happy it made me. I'm getting emotional now. To be able to see somebody out and open to the world in here small-town Texas. You have got to know how much bravery it takes."
Then, he asks his son, "Right, Mikey?" His son responds, "Hell, yeah." The father also discussed what he wanted to say but did not as it would look "weird, smiling at a stranger. But, if you are a Trans woman and you came here to the landmark truckstop like Texas, just know that we are proud of you." His son also agrees to it. This video is being loved for all the right reasons. It teaches us to be supportive and kind to trans people. It also shows us how our kids learn to be kind to us as the kid in the video learned from his father. People appreciated this video in the comments section.
@melissatheawesome wrote, "OMG, I love this. and thank u for raising your kid with an open accepting mind." @fearthequeer commented, "Thanks for not saying anything to her, it could've been dangerous. this is the kind of support I wish we could get everywhere." @AnneLewis shared, "Your child looks so much like you! You two have beautiful eyes and clearly beautiful souls." @quinnicole wrote, "Thank you. You’re beautiful people. And you walk past trans ppl every day without knowing. But the fact you took the time to offer love." @trayseealaine expressed, "What a beautiful role model you are! Thank you for being a light in the world and for raising another like you." @shortyford wrote, "Omg. Your heart shows so big in this video. Whoever this human is, they would burst with happiness and love inside. This is true human kindness!!" This video is truly heartwarming and it is a lesson in kindness and humanity and we must all take notes from it!