Leah Hintz, a 20-year-old woman from Florida, chronicled her coming out experience on social media over the weekend.
As PinkNews pointed out, her tweets began with: “so umm… i’m coming out to my dad and my grandma as a trans woman today!! this is how i’ll look when i tell them!! & i’m super nervous!! (please send help).”
But soon after, she posted a picture with her 86-year-old grandma, complete with a very sweet caption:
“You’ve always been so kind and sensitive. Now I see femininity in those memories. “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.”
"You've always been so kind and sensitive. Now I see femininity in those memories. 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." — my 86-year-old grandmother, learning I'm trans pic.twitter.com/3NYY1o0s17
— (@newdialectic) May 10, 2018
Coming out to her dad was also a positive experience. Recording the conversation, her dad said: “You’re my child and I love you. Loving you means supporting you, even if it’ll be a learning experience for me.’”
The post has gone viral on Twitter with 171k likes.