22/09/2015 11:00 BST | Updated 03/12/2015 03:59 GMT

Transgender Waitress Praises Parents Of Inquisitive Little Girl In Heartwarming Facebook Post

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HANOI, VIETNAM - AUGUST 02: A vietnamese man dances as he holds a rainbow flag during the fourth gay pride parade on August 2, 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hundreds of demonstrators march through the streets of the Vietnamese capital urging an end to discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as homosexuality remains a taboo in Vietnam. (Photo by Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images)

A transgender waitress has taken to Facebook to praise the parents of a little girl who was asking questions about her gender.

Liv Hnilicka shared the heartwarming story of how the girl's "tall burly dad" approached her respectfully said: "My daughter just asked if you were a boy or a girl. I didn't want to speak for you so would you like to talk to her?"

The waitress agreed to talk to the girl, and explained that although she was told she was a boy when she was little, she now lives her adult life as a girl.

Stellar parenting moment of the day:This afternoon I was at my waitressing job on a beautiful early fall afternoon....

Posted by Liv Hnilicka on Sunday, 20 September 2015

She went on to praise the parents for "intentionally engaging their children about possibly difficult topics".

Speaking of why she felt the need to share her story with the world, Hnilicka told Cosmopolitan: "Just this morning I was waiting for the bus and this man walked by me and kept smiling at me and then finally said, 'Cut that faggoty shit out.'

"And I'm like, 'I'm just in the world; I'm just waiting for the bus. It doesn't have to be this big conflict.' So yeah, this interaction was so out of the ordinary that I felt like I needed to run to the mountain top and shout it to the world. Clearly it's resonated with people."

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