During a chat mother Shalee Ellis had in January with her six-year-old daughter Layla, Layla revealed that her tiny head holds a very enlightened mind. As BuzzFeed reported, the conversation (that Shalee only recently shared on Facebook) was regarding the fact that Layla's father and Shalee's wife is transitioning into a woman.
Shalee was checking in to see how Layla felt about Mallory's transition. Layla sees nothing out of the ordinary with the whole situation, which touched Shalee so much she started filming the conversation halfway through.
"How does that make you feel?"
Layla just shouts, "GOOD!" like only a precious child can in what otherwise might be considered a complicated situation. Battling her daughter in competition for most adorable reaction is Mallory's wife, Shalee. That woman is what one might call an incredibly supportive partner. "We have decided to help daddy become the person his brain and his heart tells him that he is."
Since the video was recorded, Layla has continued to be cool about Mallory's transition, and the couple's younger child is no doubt also on board.
Many other people are likewise supporting Mallory and Shalee (or Team Shallory, as they're Facebook page describes them.) Here are some of the best responses:
Gosh this is the first time I watched this and I kind of want a shirt that says "daddy is a HER". Love you guys. I love how you were (as common sense tells us...) simple but factual with her to explain something that could get pretty complicated! I've heard people say "idk what to say to THAT!". It makes me cringe and want to tell them "lady your kid needs an explanation...". Great job as always! (Not that you need confirmation; and not that I have it together myself lol)
I love when she's like, "yuh.." like you just asked a ridiculous question. LOL She's a cutie pie.
Shalee, meanwhile, is still amazed at how accepting her little girl is.
Ugh I just watched this again and am teary eyed.
Now Shalee should film herself talking about Mallory's transition with her two-year-old son. Though her son's response may go more like "CHEERIOS?"