Parents Are Supporting Serena Williams After She Missed Her Daughter’s First Steps


Wave hello to Serena Williams and her adorable daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. 

Mama bear and baby cub #beingSerena @hbo

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Now go and get some tissues because this story about motherhood and community is so pure. 

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Serena tweeted about something that many parents can relate to: missing something their child did because they were working. 

Instead of mum-shaming her – which, let’s be honest, is all too common on the Internet – parents and fans rallied around her in a time when she was feeling down. 

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They shared motherhood rules:

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They showed her she was part of her daughter’s first steps, even if she didn’t think she was:

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They gave her another moment to look forward to:

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They related to her on a personal level:

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In the end, everyone lifted Serena up when she needed it.

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