Kids Are Shown Pictures Of Caitlyn Jenner, And Their Reactions Make Us Hopeful For The Future

06/09/2015 05:07 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

A powerful new video is making its rounds on the Internet that shows a group of young kids discussing their thoughts about Caitlyn Jenner's transition to live as her authentic self.

The kids are shown two photos -- one of Caitlyn during her days as an Olympic athlete when the world knew her by a different name, and one of the images released in conjunction with Jenner's Vanity Fair cover. Each child is prompted to describe the person in the two photographs individually, and then asked: "What would happen if I told you they are the same person?"

The results say a lot about how the social climate for the transgender community is changing. One young girl notes, "who she wants to be is who she should be" while another wonders aloud "what if this were happening to me? What if I was the one coming through this?"

The kids are also shown examples of negative and positive reactions to Jenner's coming out on social media. Producers then ask the kids to share their opinions about why they think people would react negatively to Caitlyn Jenner.

As one little girl says, "I think it's partly because the people who are saying [these negative things] are afraid to change themselves."

Check out the powerful video above. Want to see more wise insight from kids about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights? Check out one of our favorite videos from 2013, "Kids React To Gay Marriage."

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