If you need any more proof of the incredible impact that movies like Wonder Woman can have, particularly on young viewers, look no further than this video of Gal Gadot talking to a little girl at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend.
The actress was at the event with her co-stars to promote the upcoming film Justice League. As the cast was signing autographs, a young fan wearing a Wonder Woman cape had a tearful reaction to meeting her idol. Their interaction was caught on video and has since gone viral on Twitter.
In the clip, Gadot holds the girl's hand, and according to BuzzFeed, tells her, "Now we are friends so there's no reason to cry anymore. We are together!"
Her co-star Ezra Miller, who plays the Flash, also chimed in, calling the young fan a "warrior" and telling her, "Come join the Justice League whenever you get ready."
The video, along with screenshots, have received tens of thousands of retweets, as social media users pointed out just how meaningful characters such as Wonder Woman can be to kids. One simple image from interaction, with the caption "These movies matter," has already been retweeted more than 50,000 times.
Many users also pointed out that there was more than one emotional young fan in the video. The camera briefly pans over to a boy taking a photo with Ben Affleck, who plays Batman. The boy can be seen walking away from the table with tears in his eyes.
The Huffington Post reports that Christine Keller, the mother of the young Wonder Woman fan, responded to a tweet about the moment by writing, "That was my daughter. She was so happy to meet her that she was tearing up. Gal was so sweet to her. Memories of a lifetime!"
Keller seems to be a pretty big proponent of girl power herself, as the author of the children's book The Adventures of Danica Dreamer, about a young girl who learns about being president of the United States.
"These characters matter and can have a huge influence on young people," Keller wrote on her Facebook page, with the video of her daughter and Gadot. "What a great role model and genuine, nice person. My daughter will always remember this moment for the rest of her life."