A bridal shop has put up a truly heartwarming windows display that put a tear in the eye of passersby and social media users, and it shares a very strong message of inclusivity.
The White Collection is a wedding dress shop in Portishead, England, and artist Beth Wilson noticed a very unusual sight in the store’s display when walking by. Rather than the usual stunning bridal gowns in the window, she saw a mannequin with a dress that was seated in a wheelchair decorated with whimsical vines. Being a wheelchair user herself, Wilson appreciated the store’s inclusivity message very much.
Wilson shared a photo of the display on Twitter and she wrote that the new wedding shop named The White Collection has a wheelchair mannequin, and even though it shouldn’t be exciting, it’s the first time she’s seen disability portrayed in a shop window.
Her tweet gained a lot of attention in just a few hours after it was shared, and thousands of social media users applauded the shop’s efforts. Many of them shared their own experiences of shopping for a wedding dress in a wheelchair, and they expressed why The White Collection’s display meant so much to them.
Some Twitter users shared photos from their own weddings in which they rocked their wheelchairs, and they did it in order to break the stigma around disability.
This is how The White Collection responded to their newfound fame: