YouTube/Mikki Willis

A little boy received two presents that were the same so his dad took him to a toy store to exchange one.

Azai chose a Little Mermaid doll and dad Mikki Willis had the best reaction ever.

Mr Willis asked in a video he created of the moment:

Now how do you think a dad feels when his son chooses this?

To which Azai responds:


Mr Willis posted the clip on YouTube because he wanted to remind people of how much we all need to feel accepted.

He said on his YouTube page:

I let my boys choose their life.

We say yeah, choose it!

Choose your expression, your sexuality, choose whatever. 

In the video Mr Willis promises his sons that he will love them no matter what life they choose.

When asked how he felt the moment Azai chose that doll, Mr Willis said:

It didn't surprise me at all.

Azai is equally fascinated by princesses and robots. 

One moment he's all boy, the next he's expressing a softer, more angelic side.

He said that behaviour for him was more "authentic than playing one note all the time."

He adds however that upon seeing the specific doll his son had chosen, and the range it was a part of, he was forced to resist the urge to speak out about it.

Mr Willis asks: "why don't we chose a more realistic doll" - he doesn't want his sons exposed the idea that women should be "built like a Barbie."

The clip ended up going viral, over four million views but there was a little backlash, much to dad's disappointment. It read:

If that were my son I'd beat the sh*t out him!

Mr Willis said he decided not to delete the comment as some had suggested and instead reached out to the user in an attempt to start a conversation as he believes differing opinions offer an opportunity to expand his "understanding of the human race."

The person responded and apologised for the comment and said he wrote it because he wanted to see how people reacted.

The user added:

I support anyone who have a different sexual preference than mine.

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