Everybody loves a princess.
When a young boy named Sam asked his father for a DVD of Sofia the First
– an animated series voiced by Modern Family
's Ariel Winter
about a 7-year-old girl about to become a princess – a touching story unfolded in line to check out at a Walmart.
Sam's dad wrote about the experience on Facebook and his post ended up on Reddit
, where it quickly went viral.
"So, here's how Sam became the proud owner of Sofia the First
DVD," he writes. "On Saturday, the kids and I headed to Wal-Mart to get diapers, before picking up Erin at the Fine Arts Center. We are in line, and there is a display of Sofia DVDs next to the line. Sam says, 'Oh boy, Sofia the First
... I love Sofia the First
... can I get this movie?' "
"And I say, 'No Sam, we have more than enough movies right now' ... which is very true. Then the following dialogue: MORON IN GAMECOCK POLO SHIRT AND BRAIDED BELT: 'And those are girl movies ... you don't want to grow up like a mommy, you want to grow up to be like daddy.' "
Sam's dad continues, "ME: 'Actually, I just want him to grow up to be whatever he is supposed to be ... and if that's a boy that likes princess movies then great.' MORON: 'You don't think that will make him funny.' ME: 'I sure hope so.'
"MORON: 'I don't mean that kind of funny, I mean he might like other boys.' ME: 'And I'd love him just as much ... and he'd probably smell better as a teenager.' "
Sam's dad explains that the "Moron" then moved to another line.
Then, he writes, "OLD LADY behind me in line: 'Let me buy that movie for him. You just made my day.' And that is how Sam came to own Sofia the First