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George Floyd will forever be remembered in the history of America and in the heart of his 6-year-old daughter, Gianna.

This week Gianna stood beside her mother, Roxie Washington, as Washington addressed the nation and demanded justice for Floyd. "He will never see her grown up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle. If there's a problem and she needs a dad, she does not have that anymore," Washington said at a press conference at Minneapolis City Hall.

She continued: "I'm here for my baby and I'm here for George because I want justice for him. I want justice for him because he was good no matter what anybody thinks. This is the proof. He was a good man."

Floyd's friend, NBA player Stephen Jackson, posted a now-viral video of Gianna to Instagram. In it the 6-year-old says "My dad changed the world. ... Dad changed the world."

George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna talks about her dad: 'I miss him' 

The video of George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter saying "Daddy changed the world" is going viral, and so is her recent interview on Good Morning America.

Gianna feels a void with her father gone. In an interview with Good Morning America, Gianna was asked what she wants people to know, and she said "kinda that I miss him." The 6-year-old (who wants to be "a doctor. So I can help people") and her mom remember Floyd as the kind of dad who would play all day when he could and worked hard to provide for his daughter.

Few can comprehend how hard this week was for this little 6-year-old who just lost her dad and now has the world's attention on her. In a matter of days, she's gone from overhearing her father's name on the news to giving news interviews herself.

Gianna and her mom should not be in this situation.

At first, it was was hard for her mom, Roxie Washington, to explain what happened, and why everyone on TV kept saying Gianna's dad's name. "The only thing I could tell her is he couldn't breathe," Washington told CNN.

Gianna now understands the circumstances of her father's death and its impact on the world, as much as a 6-year-old can understand this kind of horrific injustice.

Her dad's good friend, NBA player Stephen Jackson (who was so close with Floyd he called him his "twin") set up a GoFundMe page for Gianna and has raised $1,369,190 as of this writing.

On his Instagram page, Jackson is sharing photos of himself carrying Gianna (or GiGi) on his shoulders, the way her dad George used to, and he's made a promise to his friend: "Don't worry Twin on my soul I got GiGi. Know dat. I am my brother's keeper and I got a lot of brothers. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #ivehadenough Rest Easy Twin."

On Good Morning America he explained this to Washington: "There's a lot of stuff that you said that he's going to miss that I'm going to be there for. I'm going to walk her down the aisle. I'm going to be there for her. I'm going to be here to wipe your tears … Floyd might not be here but I'm going to be here for her."

Jackson should not have had to step into Floyd's shoes and Gianna should still have her father with her. Around the country and around the world people are standing up to say Floyd's death was wrong and that no more children can have their fathers taken from them. Gianna is right—her dad is changing the world.

Kanye West will pay for Gianna Floyd's college education

The GoFundMe page campaign set up by George Floyd's friend, NBA player Stephen Jackson to support Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna is not the only help this little girl will get.

A representative for Kanye West told ABC News that West will pay for Gianna's college education (which is great news, since Gianna wants to be a doctor when she grows up). ABC News reports "West has donated $2 million to charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, set up a college fund for 6-year-old Gianna Floyd, and has promised to pay legal costs for the families of Arbery and Taylor."

Like Floyd, West has a 6-year-old daughter, North, who he shares with his wife Kim Kardashian. The couple are also raising 4-year-old Saint, 2-year-old Chicago and 1-year-old Psalm.

[A version of this post was originally published June 3, 2020. It has been updated.]

You are rocking this new-baby learning curve, mama! Even if you never changed a diaper pre-parenthood, you can probably now do that with one hand, in the dark and still half asleep.

While these early days can feel like you're just going through the motions of feedings and diaper changes, take heart, mama: You and baby are developing a strong, special bond—as those early smiles go to show. (Did you have to pick your heart up off the floor when your baby cracked a grin for the first time?)

As your baby continues to adjust to life outside the womb, you might start feeling more confident with this new chapter in life, too. Making the transition to "mama" for the first time is full of sweet moments, and you really should take heart that you are doing an incredible job.

As you continue to adapt to parenthood, here are some of the items we swear by (for you and baby) for the 2-month mark:

To introduce nursery naptime: Infant Optics video baby monitor

baby monitor

You know that nursery you designed and decorated during pregnancy? It's probably been sitting unused while baby is bunked up in your bedroom per the AAP's recommendation. If you're now ready to put them down for naps in their nursery crib, a good video monitor can help ease your mind.

$165.99

To free up your hands: Infantino 4-in-1 carrier

baby carrier

As you and your little buddy get into a comfortable rhythm, a carrier that is also comfortable for you both is priceless. We love carriers that allow babies to face inward for snuggling and snoozing while you take care of things around the house, or outward as they get older and want to observe.

$29.99

To take on tummy time sessions: Fisher Price play dome

Fisher price on the go dome

Now that your baby is awake for longer stretches of time, a colorful and comfortable play space is a must-have. Make it even more fun by getting down on baby's level to serve as a cheerleader during tummy time sessions!

$59.99

To look and learn: High-Contrast Books Cluck and Moo

baby books

During the first three months of life, infants have an easier time focusing on shades of black or white and can only see a few inches beyond their faces. That makes a high-contrast book that you can read with them a perfect source of visual stimulation.

To soothe with lullabies: Hatch Rest sound machine

Hatch Rest

It's no coincidence your little one drifts off to sleep better when there is some soothing background noise. After all, they spent months and months listening to ambient noise in the womb!

$59.99

To keep it comfy + stylish: Ingrid + Isabel postpartum leggings

postpartum leggings

Simply put, high-waisted leggings are a gift to postpartum mamas during that limbo period when maternity clothes are too loose and pre-pregnancy clothes aren't quite right. We are so grateful to live in an era when leggings are considered stylish, no matter how long you choose to wear them.

$34.99

To help the nursing mama’s wardrobe: Ingrid + Isabel nursing tanks

nursing tanks

For breastfeeding mamas, feeding baby requires some easy access to the milk supply. Our pro tip is to stock up on nursing-friendly tanks and tops so you can feed your baby without halfway undressing.

$24.99

To get a sharable diaper bag: Eddie Bauer backpack

backpack

Where baby goes, so too should supplies—even if it's just a neighborhood stroll. We're partial to backpacks that are roomy and comfortable to carry.

$64.99

To give yourself a little TLC: Honest Mama soaking salts

honest mama

Put an at-home spa session on your schedule, mama. Draw a bath, add some aromatic soaking salts and an eye mask—and enjoy this important moment of self-care.

$14.99

To put a little pep in your step: A New Day sneakers

new day sneakers

When life means constantly balancing all the things, slide-on sneakers are both practical and super cute. We'll take a pair in each color!

$24.99

This article was sponsored by Target. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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