Five-year-old Justice Granberry is taking her joy where she can get it.
When her mother, Raena Granberry, asked her to put on her mask so they could get a jump on their holiday shopping, she skipped the plain options in her closet and choose something special.
“I told my daughter to grab her mask so we can go to the store. This was the mask she grabbed,” Raena wrote on Twitter. Attached to the tweet was a picture of Justice sporting a metallic costume mask from The Mandalorian, Disney+’s Star Wars series.
The futuristic kindergartner finished the outfit off with a sparkly pink tutu, a Peppa Pig tee shirt, and a Barbie doll. The tweet went viral right away as people connected with Justice’s bold choice including Pedro Pascal the actor who portrayed the main character in The Mandalorian. “My heart didn’t make it,” he tweeted.
According to Buzzfeed News, Justice opted for The Mandalorian mask for one simple reason – “cause it was awesome.”
Raena allowed Justice to wear the mask for their shopping trip to Michaels as long as she put a cloth one on underneath it. Daniel Logan, who played Boba Fett, the Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, chimed in on her decision.
“Adorable. Let her know #BobaFett approves! Looks like she also has her cloth mask underneath as well. Double bounty hunter protection,” he tweeted.
The mother of two prides herself on letting their children embrace their individuality.
“Let these kids be who they are, they’re gonna be that anyway, so the more you foster it and love them and let it be, the more awesome they get to be and shine for the world and make them happy,” said Raena.
“I just think this entire year has thrown us all for a loop,” Granberry said. “People really want some light, some joy, like we’re looking for it all the time…Kids are just so pure and happy, it kind of makes you forget all of the mess,” she added.
The entire Granberry family is big on the Star Wars franchise including dad George who was happy that the picture went viral. “I think the picture is important,” he said.
“It portrays what we really want, and that’s for people to wear the mask.”