Parents Are Supporting Serena Williams After She Missed Her Daughter's First Steps

    You're gonna need some tissues.

    Everyone wave hello to Needs-No-Introduction Serena Williams and her adorable daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

    Now everyone grab a tissue because this story about motherhood and community is about to get real pure.

    Basically, Serena recently tweeted about something that many parents can relate to: missing something their child did because they were working.

    She took her first steps... I was training and missed it. I cried.

    But instead of mom-shaming her — which, let's be real, is an all too common practice on the Internet — parents and fans alike rallied around her in a time when she was feeling down.

    They shared their motherhood rules:

    They showed her that she was a part of her daughter's first steps, even if she didn't think she was:

    They gave her another moment to look forward to:

    They related to her on a personal level:

    And they probably made her seriously laugh:

    In the end, everyone lifted Serena up when she needed it the most.

    Here's to Serena and all the firsts and seconds and thirds she'll experience with her daughter!