A Virginia mom has been praised for a kind Facebook post she wrote about the girlfriend of her daughter’s father.
Audrey Loving, 24, took to Facebook to thank Whitney Mcgraw for being kind to her daughter in what could be an awkward situation.
In a cute picture post of Audrey’s 4-year-old daughter Riley and Mcgraw, Audrey wrote:
“This is my daughters father's gf [sic]. The sweetest thing ever! I'm super thankful for her because when she visits her dad she feeds her, takes care of her, buys her gifts, and basically takes care of her like her own.”
Audrey goes on to say in the post that many moms act spiteful and jealous towards women and that it’s not easy for women to be a mother to a kid that she didn’t have.
The post has garnered more than 350,000 likes.
Audrey told InsideEdition.com that she has been in that situation herself so she knows what it feels like.
“I’ve been the other girl in that type of situation. I have been a stepparent and I haven’t been appreciated,” said Audrey. “No one thanks the stepparent as much.”
But, she said from the first time Riley met Mcgraw, who has two children of her own, a year ago, she was excited about meeting them and had a great time.
Audrey was also raised in a house with a stepfather so she said that contributes to her perspective.
“I was raised in a Christian and that’s where I got my positivity from. I had a great life and my parents and I want the same for my daughter,” said Audrey. “I think it starts with the mom opening and being kind.”