“I had no idea how she was going to react.”
Coming out to your grandparents can be nerve-wracking. Will they understand? Will they be ok with it? Or will they adopt a horrified expression and exclaim, “Well, it wasn’t like this in my day!”
But when Suna Huls came out as bi to her grandma, she didn’t need to worry. Her awesome gran accepted her wholeheartedly and even made her a stunning rainbow jumper as a coming out present.
Suna shared a photo of her adorable gran holding the adorable sweater on Tumblr. When the same photo was shared on Twitter, it quickly received hundreds of thousands of retweets and heart-warming comments.
Suna told Pink News she was “overwhemed” by the reaction:
“I had no idea it was going to get so much attention. I was also happy, because I got to show the world how amazing my grandma is.”
Was she nervous about coming out to her beloved grandmother?
“I had no idea how she was going to react. But I knew she loved me very much and I kinda expected her to be supportive, because my grandma loves everybody.”
She added, “I had to explain what it meant though. She doesn’t really know much about the LGBTQ community.”
When Suna called her gran to let her know she had become an internet sensation, she was thrilled, especially as the pair had been going through a difficult time since Suna’s mother passed away last August.
Since the post went viral, Suna has now been outed to her whole family. She doesn’t mind though and says:
“It’s an epic way to do it. It turned out better than I thought.”