Mum Brandi Benner had promised her little girl a special present after a month of successful potty training.


She wasn’t surprised when her daughter Sophia, aged two, wanted a new doll and let the little girl select one at Target.


However, she was surprised by the cashier’s reaction to Sophia’s choice.


The cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party or if the doll was a present for a friend.


Sophia stared blankly and Brandi decided to tell the woman that the doll was a reward for completing potty training.



This girl is SO happy she woke up at her Aunty Tammy's house! #happygirl #floridavacation #exactlywhatineeded

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The cashier continued to question Sophia’s choice.


Brandi explained: “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."


Brandi said this response angered her but before she could say anything, Sophia chimed in with the perfect response.



 Sophia said: "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?"


Brandi explained: “Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, ‘Oh, that's nice.’ ”

“This experience just confirmed my belief 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.”


Mum-of-two Brandi was so impressed by Sophia’s mature response, that she decided to post the anecdote on Facebook, alongside a photo of Sophia and her new doll.



She was overwhelmed by the response she got from people who loved the toddler’s honesty.


“I’m just completely blown away by how much people have been touched by loving everyone,” Brandi said.


 “I’m just so touched that people are so supportive of my daughter and her love of people.”


 This story reminds of us of the little boy who wanted the same haircut as his best friend to fool the teacher.


Like Sophia, they weren’t prejudiced in their actions and skin colour didn’t matter to them.



I love how much they love each other. #sisters #sophialeilani #isabellejames #mygirls

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We’re so impressed by little Sophia – what a legend.


Kids sometimes can teach us the best life lessons!