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A child asked what non-binary is. Their parent’s response was amazing.

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A story about a parent who found a great way to explain non-binary identities to their child has gone viral.

Jay Jackson works as a barista in a train station. They tweeted about an interaction with a customer and their child that went right.

At work a kid asked me if i was a boy or a girl so i said “neither” & their parent explained that some people are “he”, some are “she”, and others are “they” – the kid replied that they had never thought of that, and the parent said they could think about it more together later.

Jackson said that it was “parenting done right.”

“I welled up, my coworkers were emotional, it was everything,” they tweeted.

The tweet has been liked over 300,000 times

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