Coolest Dad Has the Best Response When His Son Decided to Buy A Mermaid Doll

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The pressure to conform to certain gender norms starts early, and for some kids, it begins with the toys they choose.

But there are a growing number of parents wanting to let their children challenge these stereotypes!  

Mikki Willis, for example, is a father of two who was extremely supportive when his young son Azai chose an Ariel doll as his new toy!

Mikki was in a toy store recently with his son, when the boy decided he wanted to buy an Ariel mermaid doll — rather than a more traditionally boy-themed toy like cars or robots or something.

So what'd dad Mikki do? Well… everything!

"Now how do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?" Willis says to the camera, holding up Ariel doll.

"Yeah!" the boy enthusiastically shouts into the camera as his dad happily joins in.

He even used the opportunity to promise his kids that he will ‘love and accept’ them no matter what life they choose.

"I let my boys choose their life," Willis says. "We say, 'Yeah, choose it. Choose your expression, choose what you're into, choose your sexuality, choose whatever.'" 

The message has clearly resonated, because the video has already garnered more than 16 million views on Facebook, and the comments are wildly supportive.

So glad to see some parents still get it about letting their children choose their own path, and being there with love and support no matter what.

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