A salesperson told this little girl to choose a different doll. Her response was inspiring

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After using her potty for a month, two-year-old Sophia from South Carolina, was allowed to pick out a new doll. She also taught a sales assistant a little bit about inclusivity and diversity.

Sophia picked out the doll she wanted, and took it to the cashier - who couldn't understand why Sophia wanted a black doll, when she was white.

Her mother, Brandi Brenner, shared the story in a post on Instagram. She wrote:

While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend.

Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, ‘Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?’ Sophia finally found her voice and said, ‘Yes, please!’.

The cashier replied, ‘But she doesn't look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you’.

Sophia responded with, ‘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?’

Brenner told Fox6 Now:

She kept going back to the doctor doll, 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.

She said the experience taught her that “we aren’t born with the idea that colour matters”.

Skin comes in different colours just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful.

Here's the full post, which has been shared more than 180,000 times on Facebook:

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