A grandma surprised her granddaughter with a Pride-themed act of kindness
Lexie Nobrega was off to a Pride event when she noticed her grandma helping her get ready in the sweetest way.
This grandma surprised her granddaughter with a small gesture that went a long way when she ironed her bisexual flag just in time for Pride.
Lexie Nobrega, a student from Virginia, was getting ready to attend Capital Pride in Washington DC when she noticed her grandma Hermina making sure her flag was looking its best.
Posting on Twitter, she said: “Such a simple gesture, but it holds so much love and meaning for me.”
I got up this morning to get ready for #DCPride. My grandma walked into my room, looked at my bi flag, and said, “Oh, this needs to be pressed out!” Such a simple gesture, but it holds so much love and meaning for me. pic.twitter.com/stiD3vg5vs— Lexie 💖💜💙 (@lexie_galaxie) June 9, 2018
Lexie said: “As I was getting ready to go to Pride, my grandma came into my room and took it upon herself to iron out my flag.
“The gesture meant so much to me because I spent so many years worrying about how my grandparents would react to me being bisexual.
“They immigrated to the US from Guyana in the late 1960s, and the Caribbean nations are known for being very homophobic. However, when I finally came out to my grandparents during my senior year of high school, they gave me a big hug and said, ‘That’s okay, we love you’.”
WOW this is blowing up so here’s another picture of my grandma because I want the world to see how beautiful she is! Show her some love! Happy pride y’all 💖💜💙 pic.twitter.com/PytLQtipoo— Lexie 💖💜💙 (@lexie_galaxie) June 9, 2018
Lexie said: “What my grandmother did was so simple, she thought nothing of it. She just wanted to make sure that I went to Pride looking my best.
“I will forever cherish her kindness, love, and acceptance for all people, and I am so happy that my story could resonate with so many people.”
The Tweet now has over 16,000 retweets, and Hermina’s sweet gesture has touched the hearts of plenty of social media users.
That is the most Grandma-like thing to do and I love it.— ❤️💚Cait Mac💚❤️ (@Ginger_Ketchup) June 10, 2018
Only way to top it is if it needed a wash.
"Oh, it's dusty! Let me wash that up for you!"
Washington DC’s Pride event took place on the weekend of June 9-10 in America’s capital city.
Lexie said: “I had an amazing time with all of my wonderful friends.
“Being surrounded by hundreds of other proud LGBTQIA+ people and celebrating everything that makes us who we are is a powerful feeling.”