Pete Buttigieg helps 9-year-old boy come out

This is the heartwarming moment when 9-year-old Zachary asked Pete Buttigieg to help him tell the world he's gay.

A touching question for presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg

The announcer at Buttigieg’s rally had a personal question to ask him from a 9-year-old boy. “The next question comes from Zachary, age 9. And this is a really touching question. He says, "Thank you for being so brave. Would you help me tell the world I'm gay, too? I want to be brave like you.", she announced at the rally.

Love is love

“Zachary, if you’re here and you want to give a wave, let me know. Hey!”, Buttigieg stated before inviting Zachary on stage. He continued, “Thank you very much. This is for me? Did you make it. Zachary just gave me something he made. I’m going to be wearing it tonight. Thanks very much for that.”

Buttigieg’s advice to Zachary

"Well, I don't think you need a lot of advice for me on bravery. You seem pretty strong to me. It took me a long time to figure out how to tell even my best friend that I was gay, let alone to go out there and tell the world. And to see you willing to come to terms with who you are in a room full of 1,000 people, thousands of people you've never met that's, that's really something."

“So, let me tell you a couple things that might be useful. The first thing is that it won’t always be easy. But that’s OK. Because you know who you are. And that’s really important. Because when you know who you are, you have a center of gravity that can hold you together when all kinds of chaos is happening around you. The second thing I want you to know is that you’ll never know who’s taking their lead from you. Who’s watching you. And deciding that they can be a little braver because you have been brave.”

"When I was trying to figure out who I was, I was afraid that who I was might mean that I could never make a difference. And what wound up happening instead is that it's a huge part of the difference I get to make. I never could have seen that coming, and you'll never know whose life you might be affecting right now, just by standing here. There's a lot of power in that. And the last thing I want you to know is, even if I can’t promise that it will always be easy, I can promise you that I’m gonna be rooting for you. And I think there’s a whole bunch of people that are going to be rooting for you every step of the way.”, Buttigieg concluded.


02/24/2020 9:27 PM
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  • Aaryn M.
    03/13/2020 10:05


  • Robbie C.
    03/01/2020 02:01

    Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men , leaving the natural use of the woman,burned in their lust one towards another;men with men working that which unseemly,and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,God gave them over to a reprobate mind,to do those thing's which are not convenient

  • Ralph K.
    02/29/2020 18:53


  • Jose H.
    02/28/2020 21:15

    I kid being used for a political display, this is criminal. .

  • Mike C.
    02/28/2020 11:25

    I agree with alot of your comments... I think the kid is not fully developed mentally to realize his high school major let alone if he's gay yet... he should be discussing this with his parents, not in that room for political purposes...but, the answers Pete gave him were exceptionally...perfect....but for a older person, not a 9 year old... that being said... I'm liking this guy Pete..I think we are ready for a gay president...look at Obama, I'm a big fan of him and everyone and I mean everyone said..."never a black president"... the world looks to us for leadership and setting examples... I think we're ready for Pete...Anyone is better then who we have now, I'm sorry but I LOVE this country, but I'm embarrassed for our president... Rude, child like insults and bullying is not how you represent America....

  • Pete A.
    02/28/2020 09:40

    wow now there's something to be proud of not

  • Farooq D.
    02/28/2020 09:23

    Dakho Tum 1 Gay ho koi Baat Nai Mgr Iss cheez ko apni Kamzori na Smjna Duniya ko Batooo

  • John M.
    02/28/2020 05:49

    How the hell does that kid knows he gay?

  • Pamela R.
    02/28/2020 01:07

    Yet brainwashing kids to be hetero from birth is fine? Let people grow up loving whoever they want to love ❤️

  • Pamela R.
    02/28/2020 01:06

    But yet I hear people asking 9 year old children all the time if they have a boyfriend or a girlfriend? And every Disney movies about falling in love even though the characters are teenagers and watched by small children. Hypocrites

  • Ronnie G.
    02/27/2020 23:00

    Maginot so both of you wanna poke a is filthy a is animal

  • Ronnie G.
    02/27/2020 23:00

    Yes a Sissy

  • Brendan C.
    02/27/2020 21:31

    Staged and the young fella doesn't know what's going on.

  • Kathy G.
    02/27/2020 18:22

    This is f'd up!

  • Aqua Z.
    02/27/2020 15:17

    Pete you're an inspiration ♥️♥️♥️ thank you for being YOU ♥️♥️♥️

  • Rupesh P.
    02/27/2020 14:47

    This is disturbing vile sickening and pathetic. Is not it child abuse? That kid is not even old enough he is not even a adult another 9 years still to be an adult and he can be whatever why and how he is concluding and putting any label on himself he is yet to feel anything sexual let alone explore his sexuality. He doesn't seem to be very clear for why exactly he is standing there and all likely a choreographed stunt. This is promoted on a political national stage on media as something to emulate and ideal and brave.

  • Dora N.
    02/27/2020 13:53

    This is disgusting

  • Seth H.
    02/27/2020 12:20

    This is way he need to go .

  • Ines N.
    02/27/2020 10:08

    9 yo wow !

  • Martin K.
    02/27/2020 07:32

    At 9 come on