- A two-year-old white toddler has strange love for black toys. Sophia, as she is called, is the kind of girl that knows exactly what she wants
- Her mother is happy that she doesnt have to defend her daughter's choice of dolls and glad that Sophia is able to explain herself and answer all your questions
- Wouldn't she rather have a doll that looked like her? No, she wouldn't dare, and here is the fascinating reason why she insists on black dolls
Generally speaking, a white girl child is expected to play with white toys and associate herself with dolls that resemble her own kind. But that is not the case with Sophia.
The two-year-old toddler prefers to play with black dolls. She knows exactly what she wants, so don't even think of persuading her otherwise.
Sophia and her mother, Brandi Benner, recently visited a dolls' store, where they spent about 20 minutes looking at all the dolls in the toy aisle.
"She kept going back to the doctor doll, because in her mind, she is already a doctor," says Benner. "She loves giving checkups, and if you come in the house, she'll tell you that's the first thing you need."
The little Sophia and her cute black doll can be seen giving other dolls what seems like a 'routine medical checkups'.
Her mother says when they found the 'black doctor' in the doll store, Sophia, who will be turning three in July, was so excited by her choice of doll that she couldn't let go of her until they reached the register to check out.
"Wouldn't she rather have a doll that looked like her?" the store cashier asked Sophia's mother.
But Sophia had an answer ready for the curious cashier, according to Benner.
"She does look like me! She's a doctor; I'm a doctor. She is a pretty girl; I am a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? See her stethoscope?" the toddler responded, enthusiastically.
The doll's skin colour doesn't matter at all. To Sophia, she and the doll share the same aspirations.
Benner was happy that she didn't have to defend her daughter's choice of doll. She was also glad that Sophia wasn't disturbed by the cashier's question.
"If she was another child, that could have discouraged her," says Benner, who shared the story on social media, generating over 19,000 comments and 140,000 re-shares.
As for Sophia, all she knows is that everywhere she goes, her doctor doll must come along.
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