An adorable moment between a mother and her gay son was captured in a viral photo, sending many netizens’ hearts aflutter online.
In the image posted by Twitter user @quinn_lasaleta over the weekend, a Filipino mom can be seen putting makeup on her son at the SM City department store in Manila.
Hi Yung bata is gay and mama nya minamakeupan sya ang cute nila tignan. Saludo ako sayo ate sa pagmamahal mo sa anak mo, support mo ang anak mo kung saan sya sasaya. Nahihiya kase yung bata sabi ni mama nya bakit ka mahihiya gusto moto diba. JUST BE PROUD! Peace Love Acceptance🖤 pic.twitter.com/0ACGUXcMZF
— Quinn (@quinn_lasaleta) July 14, 2018
Lasaleta wrote in a mix of English and Filipino, “The kid [in the image] is gay and his mother is the one putting makeup on him, they look so cute.”
“I salute the mother with her love for her child, support your child where he will be happy,” he added.
According to Lasaleta, the child was embarrassed at first but gained some confidence after his mom reassured him by saying, “Why would you be ashamed, this is what you want, right?”
Echoing the mom’s sentiments, Lasaleta then wrote, “Just be proud. Peace, love, acceptance.”
Lasaleta’s tweet has received more than 40,000 likes and 7,000 retweets so far.
Netizens showered the mom with praise over her gesture which many found to be sweet and loving.
Our society has gradually changed so much over the course of time. To all parents who are proud of their kids being able to express their true self and appreciate individuality, your are a mother with a tremendous amount love. ❤️ https://t.co/WPHIpb8BZr
— Eugene Velita (@eugenoir) July 15, 2018
this is so wholesome my heart is melting awwwww
— dante (@dclmntalcala) July 16, 2018
He looks so happy I wanna cry @alfonsobea 😭💕
— Sophia (@slurreno) July 16, 2018
if my kid was gay this would be me as a mom
— Amour🌈 (@AmourRamirez) July 18, 2018
Loving the mother.
— Pakeng💟 Fukeng💓 (@PootahK) July 16, 2018
wow love and acceptance… ❤❤❤
— unknσwn вσч (@SidFlavier) July 15, 2018
— Cyrelle (@heyitscyrelle) July 16, 2018
do you know the kid or the mom? @michelle_dy kasi wants to give some of her make ups to him 😁
— IANA ♎️ (@ichermoso) July 16, 2018
Popular beauty vlogger Michelle Dy was also touched by the gesture and offered to give a gift to the young boy: “Would love to give this kid some of my make up! How can I reach him? Tag please”
Would love to give this kid some of my make up!! How can I reach him? 🤗♥️ tag pls https://t.co/Gg2CX3DJxN
— Michelle Dy (@michelle_dy) July 16, 2018