If you weren’t convinced that Wonder Woman had the potential to change the world, then you’re in for a really big surprise.
The comic-book based action film about the amazing female superhero made its debut less than 3 weeks ago, but it has taken the world by storm and has been inspiring people everywhere including a group of kindergarteners in the U.S.
Patty Jenkins, the movie’s director, shared a wonderful note on Twitter filled with a list of ways in which the blockbuster starring Gal Gadot has positively impacted a group of young female and male students.
“I work at a kindergarten and this is a collection of cute Wonder Woman-related things that happened within a week of the movie being released,” wrote the anonymous teacher before listing the children’s reactions.
My producer just sent me this… ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/3DzIaMueIh
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 11, 2017
One girl said that she wants to grow up to “speak hundreds of languages like Diana,” while another came dressed as Wonder Woman after she asked the teacher if she could swap out her uniform for the armor because she “wanted to be ready if she needed to save the world.”
The note also explains that even the boys were inspired by the female superhero: “a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man told me he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox.”
The touching note shines a light on the empowering effect of the female-led film as well the importance of subjecting children to media representations of strong, powerful and smart women, especially in the male-dominant superhero universe.
Some of the girls in the class are even declaring allegiance to Diana, Princess of Themyscira instead of the usual Disney princesses. One of the students decided to change her birthday party theme from Beauty and the Beast to Wonder Woman and another student confessed that “Wonder Woman was way better than Frozen.“
“Consider this your friendly reminder that if this movie completely changed the way these girls and boys thought about themselves in a week,” wrote the teacher at the end of the list. “Imagine what the next generation will achieve if we give them more movies like Wonder Woman.”
Jenkins expressed gratitude after receiving the note stating that “this makes every hard day worth it” and Gal later retweeted the note along with her sentiments.
Wow the last paragraph really gave me the chills.
So true. So powerful. Gives me a huge drive to dive in and work on the next one..🙏🏻 https://t.co/mI4hYfbNkV
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 11, 2017
So precious! I bet if Warner Bros. Pictures knew how much of a positive impact this movie would have on everyone, they would’ve released it a long time ago.