Sometimes when people are being offensive towards others, you have to take a stand. Even if you're a first grader and another person is a grown-up.
The video footage below was shot during a festival in Columbus, Ohio, one day after the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states in the US. It captures a little girl named Zea, a first grader, standing up to a homophobic street preacher, who's rhetoric supposedly was "graphic and bigoted."
"This was not a march, or a political event," explains Ryan Bowling, the man who uploaded the video, on his YouTube channel. "The preacher was accosting festival goers, including other families with children"
In the video Zea is seen marching to the preacher and holding a rainbow flag in front of him silence. It only takes seconds before passersby start high-fiving Zea for her courageous behavior.
"Zea was not there to protest. She volunteers at Comfest every year, and was on her way to spend her volunteer tokens on pizza," Bowling explained.
Watch the entire video below.
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