During the November 12th anti-Trump protests in Los Angeles, Abigail Gorden joined in as both a protester and a photojournalist. While at the march, she spotted and snapped a photo of a young Brazilian-American boy proudly marching independently while carrying a sign that reads, “If he builds a wall, I’ll grow up and tear it down.” The photo has since gone viral, even being shared by George Takei, who is vocally anti-Trump.
Gorden wrote on her Flickr,
Today I captured a photo of this little boy in a march for a protest against Donald Trump. His expression captured me and it was both sad and heartwarming to see this little boy walking independently amongst adults.
The boy has been identified by Brisa Pinho, a single mother, as her son, Kaio, who just turned three last month. The two attended the march together, where they joined upwards of 8,000 protesters expressing their fear and unrest in the wake of the November 8th election and the surge of hate crimes and harassment that has plagued minorities thereafter.
Kaio is a hero to Trump protesters young and old, a ray of hope that even if Trump does succeed in his bigoted promises to build a wall, the next generation is at the ready to right his wrongs and rebuild our country as the inclusive and progressive state we take in pride in.
Featured image via Abigail Gorden