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?’