This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego saw a precious moment between one superhero and another. A little girl dressed from head-to-toe in a Wonder Woman outfit tearfully walked up to Gal Gadot and was immediately comforted by the movie star. You can see Gadot holding the girl’s hands as she’s explaining her adoration for the superhero. Meanwhile, costars of Justice League fondly watched the moment go down. You can see Gadot mouthing to the young warrior, “But now we’re friends so there’s no reason to cry anymore, all right? Because we are together.”
A photo of the candid moment was posted by film maker Scott Derrickson with the caption, “These movies matter.”
And these movies do. Female representation in the movie industry is so important for moments such as the one above. Wonder Woman was wildly successful in the box office becoming the top grossing movie of the summer.
The little girl’s mother also responded to the video of the encounter that went viral: