Two-year-old Sophia has just reached a major milestone in her life: she’d been toilet trained for a whole month.
Her parents, Nick and Brandi, told her she could pick out a special ‘prize’ as a reward for all of her hard work.
But when she picked out a new doll, something…unexpected happened when her daughter reached the checkout of their local department store in South Carolina.
“The cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party,” Brandi wrote in a Facebook post about the experience.
"We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend. Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained," she continued.
The woman, who Brandi said had a "puzzled look" on her face, then asked her daughter if she was sure that was the doll we wanted.
"She doesn't look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you," the cashier said.
You see, the doll that blue-eyed, blonde-haired Sophia had picked had dark skin.