Kids are the purest souls: they always say what’s on their mind, and even though it can make for some embarrassing situations, the honesty is always appreciated.
Cassie is the mother of 4-year-old Camryn, and she recently found herself in a situation where she felt really embarrassed by her own daughter. As it turns out, the little girl yelled “Black lives matter” to a Black woman at a Colorado Home Depot, and even though it seemed like a rather awkward interaction, in the beginning, it quickly turned into something very sweet when the Black woman appreciated the comment and thanked the 4-year-old.
Sherri Gonzales, the Black woman that took the comment, told CBS4 that she went back and thanked the girl for recognizing that her life matters. She noted that the mom was not expecting the girl to say that, and did not know what to say. However, what moved Sherri was that the girl “said it with strength like she was making a point”.
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Today I was at HomeDepot shopping for flowers. I saw this woman and her beautiful daughter come in out the corner of my eye. After I past them, Kamie, is her name. She yelled, “Black Lives Matter” I turned around looking for her and told her THANK YOU, WITH TEARS IN MY EYES. I asked her mom If I can take a picture with her. She noticed my Bronco necklace and told me she wants to be a Broncos cheerleader. I told her thank you again for being so kind. She, said “can I ask you a question?” I said, yes. She said, “can you come over for a sleepover” 🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️ I’m going to arrange a play date with her❤️ Today was a good day. THE YOUTH IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD🙏🏾
Sherri, the mom, and Camryn talked for a few minutes, and the girl noticed that Sherri was wearing a Denver Broncos necklace. The mom told her that Camryn wants to be a Broncos cheerleader one day, and Sherri told them that her son is linebacker D.J. Williams, a first-round picks for the Broncos back in 2004. Williams had a ten-year career in the league, playing for Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears.
The 4-year-old then asked Sherri if she wanted to come over for a sleepover, and if that’s not the cutest thing ever, what is?
Sherri later shared an Instagram post in which she noted that the interaction with the 4-year-old Catryn gave her hope for the future, and she believes the youth is going to change the world.
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I start to reply to the comments because that’s the courteous thing to do. Then I realize no matter what I say, there’s going to be someone that just don’t like life in general. It’s not my job to make you happy. I can only do my best to be my best. Love will over power your hate when you are ready. I can only love me and everyone I touch. We forget that young children are people too. They have ideas, thoughts, imagination, wants, and needs. They are just little people like us. It’s called Character. RESPECT THE YOUTH ❤️ God bless you and I hope you find peace in your heart 😊
The women exchanged numbers with each other, and took a photo together. Sherri received a phone call from Cassie a few days later, and was informed that the family organized a garage sale and wanted to donate all of the funds to Sherri’s organization Sherri’s Girls Empowerment International.
The organization is a small non-profit that wants to make big changes in the world, and started off by opening a school and daycare center in Naivasha, Kenya, and provided clean drinking water for tribes in Suswa County.
Sherri later said that the family donated every penny to her school in Kenya, and all of that happened because of a sweet little girl that recognized that her life matters.