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This 86-year-old grandmother’s reaction to her trans grandchild is the sweetest thing

This 86-year-old grandmother’s reaction to her trans grandchild is the sweetest thing

Leah and her grandmother

Grandparents are killing it this week. A trans woman took to Twitter yesterday (10 May) to tell the story of coming out to her 86-year-old grandmother.

Leah aka Twitter user @newdialectic posted yesterday morning that she decided to come out to her grandma and dad. Understandably, she was really nervous.

https://twitter.com/newdialectic/status/994578421693997056

Fortunately, it turns out she had a great support system behind her.

Here’s how it went down

Several hours later, Leah gave the first update: coming out to her grandmother.

Her grandmother’s first response? ‘You’ve always been so kind and sensitive. Now I see femininity in those memories.’

She continued: ‘I’m proud of you for recognizing who you are and living as your true self. You’re a beautiful woman and, no matter who you become, I love you.’

Okay, cue the tears.

https://twitter.com/newdialectic/status/994677196206768128

According to Leah, her grandmother was overwhelmed by the positive responses.

She said it filled her with hope the world was becoming compassionate.

Earlier today, Leah came out to her father.

So how’d it go?

Also great! He said he liked her make-up, awwww.

He also called her Leah without a problem.

It doesn’t end there

During the family visit, Leah also learned her brother is gay and has a boyfriend!

And, of course, the acceptance of puppies is best of all.

What a great way to go into the weekend.

More recently, another grandmother shut down her own son’s casual homophobia.

Grandmas are the heroes we deserve.