A 22-year-old queer trans man from Australia has shared the incredibly intimate moment his bandages were removed following top surgery, encouraging other young trans people to “use this video to manifest your own future if you need to.”
Sol Hall, who lives in Victoria, shared the video on Twitter and was left "overwhelmed" by the response.
"I’d like to share my very personal chest reveal moment with the world, to hopefully show that despite the endless negative experiences we trans people have, we also get to experience some of the best feelings in the world," Hall tweeted alongside the emotional clip.
"I want to thank all of my trans siblings and cis allies for their endless support, whether that’s on Twitter or not," Hall continued. "I wouldn’t be here without all of you. Once I’ve recovered some more, I’ll be sharing my experience in more detail to educate others."
While the tweet drew a number of transphobic comments, the response was overwhelmingly positive, with Hall's video clocking up over 10 million views.
"I don’t know you and I’ve got a LONG way to go before I understand how to be a proper ally but this video is so moving," one social media user replied.
"Hard for anyone to argue against trans rights when they see the pure relief on your face here. Congratulations for becoming who you really are."
In a follow-up tweet, Hall wrote: "I can’t express how thankful I am for every person who has shown their support.
"By posting this, I wish to show the humanity in trans people that a lot of bigots refuse to see."
He added: "I also wish to ignite empathy for us. We are not bad or unnatural people. We’re just trying to be happy."