Kit Steinkellner
October 01, 2015 2:08 pm

Trans teen Gabrielle Diana Gladu has been waiting months for her legal name change to come through. In other words, the 16-year-old’s been waiting a LONG time to “officially” become Gabrielle. When Gabrielle’s mom, Rose, found out that her daughter’s name change had been legally approved, she decided to surprise her daughter with an A+reveal.

Rose had a cake made for her daughter with the message “Congratulations! You are now Gabrielle!” written in the icing.

“I came up the with idea of the cake as a vehicle to celebrate her name change while having an informal family dinner with those that support, love and care for her,” Rose told BuzzFeed. “I was not expecting her to get so emotional that she became speechless. My daughter is never speechless. I knew at that moment my child came back to me. She was on her way to who she had been from birth.”

Gabrielle had a super-appropriate response to her surprise cake (re: tears and more tears). She ended up posting a video of the big reveal on Twitter:

And here’s a sweetheart Insta that Gabrielle took with her mother before digging into the cake.

Everyone at home, take note, THIS is how you celebrate a milestone.

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