Dwyane Wade let the world know this weekend that he fully supports his 11-year-old son Zion, who participated in the annual Miami Beach Pride march Sunday. Wade, who was in Toronto for an NBA game, posted a picture on his Instagram Story of Zion posing with stepmom Gabrielle Union with the caption, “We support each with pride!” Wade also shared a photo that included Zion, Union and a host of other people, captioning it, “Zion had his… cheering section today.
Wish i was there to see you smile kid!”
His oldest son, Zaire, shared on his Instagram Story photos of Zion and himself, one of which was captioned, “Love you lil bro no matter what.”
Union, who married Wade in 2014, danced and rode a float with Zion during the festival, and shared her own Instagram Story photos.
Zion and Zaire are Wade’s children with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.
After the family spoke out, others supported the family, too.
Many praised Wade and Union’s parenting
“This is truly one of the most beautiful things I’ve witnessed in this ugly day and age!” ” wrote Twitter user @BrianRichy.
I have nothing but UNCONDITIONAL RESPECT for @DwyaneWade and @itsgabrielleu and their oldest son for the way they OPENLY support Zion! This is truly one of the most beautiful things I’ve witnessed in this ugly day and age! #pride #DWade #loveislove pic.twitter.com/x0lsM8Rc0P
— Caution (@BrianRichy) April 7, 2019
Twitter user @KaylahRaquel called the couple’s support “so beautiful” and “parenting done right.
Much love to them. So inspiring.”
Other fans wished they had been shown this type of love at such a young age.
“Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union supporting young Zion at Miami Pride is so beautiful. I could cry,” said Twitter user @CamiCruzThomas.
Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union supporting young Zion at Miami Pride is so beautiful, I could cry. I can’t imagine having had this type of support as a kid (or even young adult). Amazing example of living in and showing unconditional love ? pic.twitter.com/2cT8Ow6kik
— Câmi Thomas (@CamiCruzThomas) April 7, 2019
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