|Gal Gadot comforts her young fan at ComiCon in San Deigo Sunday (July 23).|
A YOUNG Asian/American girl was so overcome, she began to cry tears of joy at meeting the actress who portrayed Wonder Woman at ComicCon in San Diego last weekend.
Footage captured at the annual event showed Gal Gadot and the young girl, Ashley Keller, who met Gadot at an autograph session while wearing a Wonder Woman outfit.
When Ashley became overwhelmed and began to cry, Gadot reached across the table and held her hand. “There’s no reason to cry, all right?” says Gadot. “Here we are together.”
"These characters matter and can have a huge influence on young people.," wrote Ashley's mother Christine Keller. "What a great role model and genuine, nice person. My daughter will always remember this moment for the rest of her life. Thank you, Gal Gadot!"
Keller, author of “The Adventures of Danica Dreamer,” said the encounter had a big impact on her little girl. “She was so happy to meet her that she was tearing up,” her mother, tweeted.
“You’re a warrior,” added Ezra Miller, who plays the Flash in Justice League. “Your ability to cry is what makes you such a warrior. Come join the Justice League whenever you get ready.”
The empowering impact of Wonder Woman was on display throughout ComicCon. Wonder Woman and the Amazons were favorites of the cosplayers throughout the four-day event.
The movie, which is a blockbuster hit, is the first superhero movie featuring a woman lead. During the convention, it was announced that there would be a sequal starring Gadot.