Gavin Cueto, a transgender man from Newport, Wales, struggled with coming out to his family as a child. The first person he ended up confiding in was his 83-year-old grandmother, Elaine.
The 20-year-old, who has been documenting his transition on YouTube, recently recorded a Q&A with his nan, and it is too cute for most of the internet to handle. These two are not only family — they're clearly BFFs.
In the video, titled "Grandmother and Transgender Grandson Q&A," Cueto asks his grandmother about the time he came out to her when he was only 11 years old. "I’d had half a lager, so I was tired and I was about to go to bed," Elaine recalls in the video.
"Gavin came in wanting to talk to me," Elaine remembers. "He said, “Nan, I’ve got something to tell you. I want to be a boy." Her initial response? "Wouldn’t we all? We’d all like to be a man, because they’ve got a better life than us."
"I was scared that I would get disowned, so I knew if I told my nan first I'd have a place to stay if anything went wrong," Cueto told BuzzFeed News. Although his grandmother had no real experience with the transgender community, she has supported her grandson throughout his coming-out journey.
In the video, Elaine describes how she knew something was troubling her grandson even before he came out. "He was moody, didn't want to interact with people," she recalls.
"She said I was a pain in the ass," says Cueto.
Elaine was by her grandson's side when he received his first testosterone injection in 2015.
Cueto can even thank his nan for his name — she came up with it!
And his middle name, Samuel, is his grandmother's maiden name.