Little boy picks up mermaid doll at a toy shop – and his dad has the best reaction

By admin
25 August 2015

What would you do if you took your son to a toy shop to choose a toy – and he chose a doll?

What would you do if you took your son to a toy shop to choose a toy – and he chose a doll?  A Californian father has been widely hailed as a hero for his open-minded reaction when his son Azai did exactly that.

'I promise forever to love you and accept you no matter what life you choose'

Film maker Mikki Willis shared a video on his Facebook page in which he tells of how his son received identical birthday presents from two people. He took the boy to the toy shop to exchange one of the gifts for something else.

Azai chose an Ariel doll.

Mikki knew that something like this would upset some parents, but both he and Azai were happy about the choice. “I let my boys choose their life. I promise forever to love you and accept you no matter what life you choose,” he told his son.

Within three days the video was watched nearly 14 million times. Reaction to it varied. Some people praised Mikki for his response while others said raising “confused” children undermined society.

Some wrote that they’d experienced the same thing with their sons.

Mikki told Buzzfeed News he made the video after people in a restaurant stared at his son because he had his doll with him. “You could tell they didn’t approve.”

Willis said the main takeaway he hopeed people would get from the video was to “let your children express themselves truthfully”. “It would be a different world if everyone poured love into their children,” he said.

Sources: Buzzfeed; Facebook

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