It wasn't long after I heard about the sad passing of Carrie Fisher yesterday that the tributes started showing up all over my social media newsfeeds. No surprise, considering the actress' portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movies in the 70s and 80s made her a beloved heroine and major inspiration to little girls everywhere.
Now some of those girls have grown up to be moms and they're raising their own daughters with a love for the great and powerful princess. And so in order to mourn the devastating loss, Fisher's fans are sharing photos of their kids dressed up as the feminist hero, in white hooded robes and those iconic braided buns.
Over on Twitter, it was this mom who got the ball rolling. "In honor of Carrie post pics of you or your feisty daughters dressed up like Princess Leia," she wrote. "I want to see em all. I'll start."
What a sweet shot! And it wasn't long before other similar tributes came pouring in:
"Fiesty girls unite and represent, in loving honor of #carriefisher," another tweeted.
"Even my son wanted to be Princess Leia," captioned a mom with a her very own Star Wars family.
This new generation of brave Princess Leias shows the lasting legacy of an iconic woman.
Such a cool shot! But we are partial to this one, that came with a very touching message:
"My daughter lost her hair during chemo," the tweet reads. "Leia Buns was her favorite wig. #jedicancerfighter."
May the force continue to be strong with all of these little Leias!