Get your box of tissue paper and prepare to shed a few tears. Yolanda Renee King, the 9-year-old granddaughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made an appearance and speech at this past weekend’s March for Our Lives event and we couldn’t hold back.
“My name is Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King and Loretta Scott King,” the youngster began. “My grandfather had a dream that his four little children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream that enough is enough, and that this should be a gun free world, period.”
Thousands agreed and were moved by Yolanda’s speech. The 9-year-old went on to tell attendees, “Spread the word, have you heard, all across the nation, we are going to be a great generation. Now I’d like you to say it like you really, really mean it and the whole world can hear you,” young Yolanda encouraged the crowd.
Perhaps the most beautiful sight was one of the 9-year-old holding the hand of a Parkland shooting school survivor. The 17-year-old student was white, which is exactly what the late Dr. King envisioned and expressed during his historic “I Have A Dream” speech during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Amazing!
Check out Yolanda Renee King’s moving speech in the clip below!