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A Dad Teaches His Transgender Son How To Shave In New Gillette Ad That's Giving People All The Feels

The Feels

A new GilletteGillette ad depicts a father teaching his transgender son to shave, and it's gone viral.


The heartwarming clip shows Samson, a transgender man, learning how to shave with the help of his father.

The video has blown up on Facebook, with over 6,000 shares. The caption reads:

"Whenever, wherever, however it happens — your first shave is special."

The clip opens with Samson discussing the start of his transition.

"Growing up, I was always trying to figure out what kind of man I wanted to become."

"And I'm still trying to figure out what kind of man I want to become."

"I always knew I was different. I didn't know that there was a term for the type of person that I was."

As the video continues, Samson is shown shaving for the first time, saying that he is happy he is at the point in his transition where he can shave.

His father shows him which direction to use the razor, offering encouragement as Samson goes.

"Don't be scared," his father says.

"Shaving is about being confident. You are doing fine- you are doing fine."

The clip has garnered over 787,000 views since it was posted on Thursday, and has received over a thousand comments, including one from Samson himself.

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More have showed their support for the ad, and praised its depiction of a transgender man's relationship with his father.

Gillette/Facebook


Gillette/Facebook


Gillette/Facebook

The amount of positivity that the video has received is astounding. Several spoke of how they felt the ad was relatable, and a story that needed to be told. Gillette also had some kind words in return.

Gillette/Facebook


Gillette/Facebook


Gillette/Facebook

Many more have posted kind words on Twitter.





Inclusivity in the media is something we need to see more of.

Gillette has once again provided this, and many are grateful for the representation.

Their tag line is the best a man can get. This is the best an ad can get.

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