Children always know how to surprise and excite us with their purity and simplicity. They have no superstructures and immediately grasp the meaning of what is truly important. Witness the reaction, to say the least touching, of a little girl after learning that her mother had been adopted. While adoption and its meaning might not have been a concept this 3-year-old was fully aware of, her mom’s essential explanation was enough for her to get the gist of it.
Emily Fauver is a mom and influencer who decided to publish a very cute and touching skit between her and her daughter Ella, only 3 years old. The video appears to be taken from one of the home’s security cameras and shows Emily and Ella in the kitchen chatting. Emily is eating a banana and her daughter just asks her “who’s your mommy?”; the woman answers “Mimi”, but the child wants to know more: “Why is Mimi your mother?”. At that moment, the woman explains to her daughter that she is adopted and to the umpteenth “why?” of her daughter, she replies: “Because my mum didn’t want me, so a new mum came and took me in.”
The child was in deep shock that someone ‘didn’t want’ her mum and after a short pause she said, ‘Oh I really want you, I’ll be your mum’. Emily was visibly moved by this response and almost seemed to cry with emotion: “Give me a hug. That’s so sweet. That’s exactly why I had you,” she told her daughter.