Dad's Awesome Reaction to His Son Playing With Dolls Goes Viral (VIDEO)

See what happens when you remove gender labels from the kids' sections in stores? Everyone feels comfortable to choose the toy they want. OK, so maybe that was just a PSA for the day, but at least Mikki Willis's 4-year-old son Azai can play with whatever toy he desires. Mikki's Facebook video revealing his son chose a Little Mermaid doll at the store after he received the same birthday gift twice has gone viral -- and for all the right reasons.

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With the video earning over 11.5 million views and comments giving two virtual thumbs up, it's pretty easy to see why so many appreciate little Azai's honesty and Mikki's ability to support his son's decision.

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How would you feel if your son chose this??

Posted by Mikki Willis on Friday, August 21, 2015

Mikki and his wife Nadia also have a 1-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Zuri.

ThunderCats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were two of my favorite shows growing up. Was I not supposed to play with their action figures because they were for boys? I'm so happy my parents allowed me to play with whatever toy grabbed my interest instead of forcing me down some predetermined path of pink and glitter (I don't mind either, it's the principle of the matter).

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Kids will be kids if we allow them the opportunity. Just because a boy enjoys a few pastels in a sea of "boy-colored" clothing doesn't mean you need to have a sit-down with him about his sexuality. The same goes for girls who exhibit "tomboy" behavior (y'all know that's secret code for something else) because they want a skateboard or G.I. Joes.

Toys are toys.

 

Image via KFOR News 4

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