Local shop’s social media post goes viral

The Blue Rose in Vine Grove included this photo of Greer King, 1, store owner Daryn-Rose King’s daughter, watching the swearing-in ceremony of Vice President Kamala Harris Wednesday in a social media post that went viral.

A Wednesday Facebook post by The Blue Rose in Vine Grove has gone viral.

The simple image features Daryn-Rose King’s daughter, Greer, watching the swearing-in ceremony for Vice President Kamala Harris and read, “Here is to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”

“I was sitting there watching it and she was on the bed with me and it was just a sweet moment, I thought,” King said.

The post as of Thursday afternoon had garnered more than 11,000 shares, more than 500 comments, and more than 2,000 reactions. King said she did not expect the post to get the attention it so far has received.

For the most part, King said reactions were positive.

In the comments, Alicia Love wrote, “This picture brought tears to my eyes. Our daughters are living history today.”

Another commenter, Kelly Everhart, said, “This is the sweetest thing I’ve seen all day. Thank you for sharing your precious baby girl with us! She will do big things.”

Susan Brown wrote, “Beautiful picture of a beautiful little girl watching history. This will be a picture she cherishes.”

However, there were people who reacted negatively saying the post was political and expressing distaste for the newly-sworn in administration.

Christine Offner said, “Kamala Harris is no strong woman or role model for any woman seeking power... Poor choice to display for an uplifting message to women.”

Another went on the attack of King with her choice to share the image.

“Only the blind and ignorant think this is a strong woman. Whoever runs this page truly is ignorant,” Corbin DeBenedittis wrote.

King said when she first posted the photo, she lost several followers off her business’s Facebook page.

“But that has been definitely taken over by more people coming to the page,” she said. “It’s been a net positive for sure, it’s just kind of hard to see mean things, too.”

Overall, King said the positives outnumbered the negatives.

One commenter, Jessica Clark, wrote, “Don’t ever delete this picture or apologize for it! History was made and we are lucky to get to have our daughters be a part of it.”

King said she did not make the post to be political. She saw it as “pro-women” in general.

“As a woman business owner, I always try to champion all women regardless of their political affiliation,” she said.

Harris took the oath office Wednesday becoming the first woman, first Black American and first South Asian American to hold the office.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or malford@thenewsenterprise.com.

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