“Whose Line is it Anyway?” star Colin Mochrie helped his trans daughter choose her name, and we have happy tears
There’s truly nothing more beautiful than witnessing parents who unconditionally love their children and support them in every way possible. The love former Whose Line is it Anyway? star Colin Mochrie has for his transgender daughter will warm your heart just as much as it has ours.
Last week, Mochrie tweeted that his elderly mom and mother-in-law both fully support his trans daughter, and it completely baffles him that younger people can’t do the same.
"My 90-yr-old mother-in-law and 87-yr-old mother love and acceptance of our trans daughter warms me. Wonder why some who are younger can't," the comedian wrote.
After the tweet received thousands of retweets and likes, Mochrie and his daughter Kinley sat down with Entertainment Tonight Canada to discuss their journey as a family, as well as the purpose of the tweet.
"That day, there just seemed to be a lot of negativity, so I thought this would be a nice little thing about acceptance from Kinley's grandparents," Mochrie said.
Kinley then explained how she chose her new name. She asked her parents for their input on names they would give her at this point in her life. They came back to her with a list of 20 names, and together, they eventually narrowed them down to one — Kinley.
We love that something so personal turned into a family affair simply because everyone was open and incredibly supportive of each other.
"This is my child," Mochrie added. "This is the exact same person with a new coat. When you have a child, all you want for your child is to be safe and happy and to be better than you are."
Kinley offered some really great advice for anyone who might be struggling with their own gender identity.
"Gender is self-determined," she said. "You are the only person who gets to make that call. There will be doubt. There will be days where you struggle. But just know that all that matters is how you feel, how you perceive yourself, and how you know yourself. That's all that really matters. Screw the rest."
Happy tears all around!