Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union were among the well-heeled stars at the 2022 Met Gala in NYC on Monday.
Two years ago, Dwyane's child, Zion Wade, came out as a transgender named Zaya.
Since then, Dwyane, 40, and Gabrielle, 49, have become vocal advocates for the transgender community.
A reporter from Variety and asked them to share encouraging words for other dads of trans children.
The former NBA star offered fatherly advice to other dads of transgender children.
Dwyane said parents should remember the moment they saw their newborn in the hospital - and the love they felt for their child. "Don't let that ever leave you," he said.
"The moment when you were in the hospital and you grabbed your daughter and you looked at your daughter, all the emotions that went through your mind and how much love filled your heart at that moment. Don't let that ever leave you — no matter what. The one thing we do as parents is we find our 'mini-mes' and we try to make them just like us, but our kids are going to be who they are, and it's our job to help mold them and try to push them in the places that they want to go."
Gabby added: "And we believe them when they tell us who they are."
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