Joy Reid’s “Curly Hair” Adorably Caught the Eye of This 3-Year-Old Because Representation Matters

Elizabeth Denton

Congrats are in order for Joy Reid. The national correspondent and political commentator took over the former Hardball slot at MSNBC, becoming the first Black woman to anchor a prime-time news show specifically at the network. And she’s already making a difference. Reid wore her natural hair on her show, The ReidOut, and it caught the eye of CNN legal analyst Elliot Williams’ toddler.

Williams shared the story to Twitter on July 20, explaining that his 3-year-old pointed at Reid on the TV and said, “Mommy, she has curly hair just like me!” The tweet already has 15.5K retweets and comments and 132.6K likes—and counting. Reid saw the tweet and wrote: “This tweet is everything....

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