These images of children watching the historic inauguration are making us 😭

Mindy Kaling and America Ferrera are just two moms who shared the historic moment with their kids.

Mindy Kaling's daughter, Kit, watches the inauguration.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made history today when they were sworn into office as the President and Vice President of the United States of America.

Parents across the country shared the historic moment with their children, including many of our favorite celeb mamas.

Mindy Kaling shared an image of her daughter, Kit, watching Kamala Harris be sworn into office.


"Is that mommy? It looks like mommy," Kit apparently asked while Harris recited her oath.

"Best compliment I ever got! It matters. Happy Inauguration everyone," wrote Kaling.

Television producer and showrunner Shonda Rhimes also shared a photo of her three daughters watching Harris's historic inauguration.

"Brown girls no longer just dreaming," she wrote, in a reference to Jaqueline Woodson's award-winning memoir.

America Ferrera shared an image of herself, tearfully grinning and holding her son, Sebastian.

"'Why you crying?' 'What is democracy?' 'Where did JLo go?' - a little easier to answer Baz's questions today," Ferrera wrote on Instagram. "So much work ahead to build the world we want our babies to inherit. Grateful for today's victory and for @amandascgorman's words: 'There is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it'."

Moms weren't the only ones celebrating what the new administration means for our children.

Former NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith shared an image of his adorable daughter cheering while Harris was inaugurated. The smiling little girl is raising her hand, just like Harris, and wearing a shirt that says, "my VP looks like me."

"Congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris," Smith tweeted. "I'm so excited for my daughter! Anything is possible but it's different when you see it!"

Smith got it exactly right. We know anything is possible. We tell our children that anything is possible. Still, it feels different to finally see those possibilities become reality.

It matters that our children will grow up seeing a person of color in the White House. It matters that our children will always know a time when America elected a female vice president.

This is what we're talking about when we say representation matters.

As Kaling wrote in her post, it matters.

Jamie Orsini is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, military spouse, and a mom to two busy toddlers. In her spare time, Jamie volunteers with the Solar System Ambassador program with NASA/JPL and reads anything she can get her hands on. She’s currently working on her first novel.

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