Proud mum of trans son gives masterclass in loving unconditionally
The mother of a trans son has shown the world exactly what unconditional love looks like with a heartwarming video that’ll bring you to tears.
The video, originally shared on TikTok, shows mum Tamra Moon helping her young son Jesse dye his hair bright blue.
As she does so she shares how Jesse first came out as trans, explaining in a gentle, softly-spoken voice how she had no hesitation in accepting who he was.
“The first thing I said to you was: ‘Hey! I know you!'” she begins. “I carried you for nine months. I laboured with you for 22 hours. And so, yeah, I thought I knew you.
“And as you got older, you became more ‘you’ than you ever were before. And the more you became, the more I was honoured to find out the ‘you’ you were becoming. The ‘you’ you always were.”
She continues: “So when you told me: ‘Mom, my name is Jesse,’ I said: ‘OK, hello Jesse.’ And when you told me: ‘Mom, I’m a boy,’ I said: ‘OK, hello my son’.
“And when you told me you wanted blue hair: I said ‘OK, hello blue hair!'” she laughs.
The touching video ends with Tamra pulling her now-blue-haired son into a warm hug, telling him: “Thank you for trusting me enough to tell me who you are. We love who you are.”
Outstanding mum sets the standard for trans parenting
Tamra Moon’s words quickly spread beyond TikTok, with one Twitter user tweeting: “This is how easy it is to love your child unconditionally.”
This is how easy it is to love your child unconditionally pic.twitter.com/BVUkA8L4Ow
— 50k minimum wage, 15 hr work week (plz rt pinned) (@danal_lube) August 10, 2021
The comments were soon flooded with appreciation for the loving and accepting mother.
“Both you and Jesse are so lucky to have each other!” wrote one. “I know that little boy is going to grow up being comfortable no matter what.”
Both you and Jesse are so lucky to have each other! I know that little boy is going to grow up being comfortable no matter what! You are the parent I aspire to be! Good luck to you and your family 💜💜
— Sapphos Accursed One (@BobbieCRIES) August 12, 2021
That’s what a great and supportive parent looks like pic.twitter.com/BqE25Pwmam
— Kordell is not perfect by far ! (@biigforehead93) August 10, 2021
This is so beautiful I literally teared up. Way to demonstrate true love and support, Mom!! You are amazing ❤️ The world would be a better place with more people with hearts like yours 🥺❤️
— jewel (@ohanajewels) August 12, 2021
— blair (@_Iifegoeson_) August 10, 2021
I saw this last night and I cried like a baby and then I read the comments & cried again.
One of the comments was to the effect that “I knew you before you were born, I imagined what you would be like but that pales in comparison to watching to see who you become.”
— hondo64ou (@hondo64ou1) August 10, 2021
Can I say as a mother of a trans son who literally just went through this process… this is everything and I need more moms like this in my tribe. pic.twitter.com/94w1G91tg3
— my ADHD is running the show (@JaqDeGuerre) August 10, 2021
— PurpleElephants💜🐘 (@PurpleOreo94) August 10, 2021
Lady, you’re a keeper and I’m glad you joined us in the human race. OUTSTANDING work!
— Tennyson E. Stead (@tennysonestead) August 11, 2021
Let’s hope this Super Mum inspires more parents to love without limits!