Kudos to one of the world’s leading greeting card makers HALLMARK for the latest instalment of their social media campaign ‘Put Your Heart To Paper’ which they have produced for Mother’s Day.
The video features Alex, who identifies as transgender, recounting his touching relationship with his mum, Pam, whom he describes as: “the strongest, most wonderful person I know.”
“I’ve never felt home in my body, and even though I was born a girl, I’ve always felt like I was a boy,” Alex says. Looking back on his experience coming out as transgender to his mother, he adds: “I was afraid to tell her because I thought love would have conditions.”
Fortunately for Alex, he needn’t have worried. “The unconditional love that she’s shown has made me a better person in all of my relationships,” he says. “I am who I am because of who she is and who she’s been to me.”
The clip ends with mother and son sharing a warm, misty-eyed embrace.