Five-year-old’s reaction to his brother coming out as gay is beautiful

Joseph McCormick July 27, 2017
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Children don’t judge and are usually honest – as proven by this clip of a five-year-old reacting to his big brother coming out to him as gay.

Oliver Potter, a YouTuber, recorded his coming out to his little brother Alfie and posted it to his channel.

In it he asks him “how do you think about love?” and the five-year-old’s reaction is brilliant.

Five-year-old’s reaction to his brother coming out as gay is beautiful

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He responds: “If you’re a mum and you want to be in love with a dad, you get in love with them.”

To which Potter asks: “How would it make you feel if I married a man?”

Alfie immediately and excitedly responds: “If you marry a man it’s going to be so cool… I saw in one movie a man was in love with another man and everyone was saying cool, cool.”

And speaking the truth, he adds: “Love is love.”

Alfie also adds: “When you have a baby, you’ll get the ones who got lost.”

The pair then sing an improvised song about being who you want to be and doing what you want to do.

Speaking to the Mirror, Potter said why he wanted to share the video.

He says: “I hope it gives people courage to open up the conversation with their friends, siblings, children or whoever they choose.

“Since Alfie has known I’m gay he has been as loving as always. He has even been to school and told his friends that his brother would marry a man.”

The video, posted yesterday, has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

Watch it below:

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