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This 6-Year-Old Had The Most Heartwarming Reaction To The News Her Parent Is Trans

"Daddy, I love you so much. Even though you're a 'her,' I love you so much."

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When Shalee Ellis's partner, Mallory, made the decision to come out as trans earlier this year, the couple knew the decision would not be an issue for their family — they would go through this transition together.

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Shalee and Mallory, who currently live with their two children in Pennsylvania, have been married for three years.

"This held no bearing on the love that we have for each other," Shalee told BuzzFeed News of Mallory's coming out. According to Shalee, Mallory had been suppressing her feelings of femininity for many years.

Shalee decided to take Layla out for a milkshake, planning to explain the news to her daughter as best she could. Halfway through the candid conversation she began to record using her phone:

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"As soon as I started talking, her reaction was so incredibly mature and impressive," Shalee said. "I instinctively had a mom moment and hit the record button to see if I could capture a tender moment to send to my wife, Mallory."

Shalee is grateful for the fact that she has yet to receive a single negative response to her video since posting. "I know that there will be people who see it [that] disagree, however this video does far more good than bad."

Shalee hopes the video will help fight anti-trans bias and educate others. "This video is one of the best examples of how compassionate and loving children are naturally."

"This video proves that hatred is a learned trait, and if we as adults can change the way we talk about individuals who identify as transgender, then we have an opportunity to take a bite out of transphobia and discrimination against trans people with the upbringing of a generation that loves their fellow man unconditionally — regardless of any physical descriptors."

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