Wave hello to Serena Williams and her adorable daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Now go and get some tissues because this story about motherhood and community is so pure.
Serena tweeted about something that many parents can relate to: missing something their child did because they were working.
She took her first steps… I was training and missed it. I cried.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 7, 2018
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.
They shared motherhood rules:
They showed her she was part of her daughter’s first steps, even if she didn’t think she was:
They gave her another moment to look forward to:
They related to her on a personal level:
In the end, everyone lifted Serena up when she needed it.