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Photo Of Little Girl Admiring Female Soccer Referee Is Inspiring Twitter

A little girl named Clara has gone viral for her admiration of a grown woman doing her job. Romper reports that Clara's dad, Nathan, snapped this photo on Saturday or his kid looking completely enamored with a female referee at a soccer game, and it's adorable:

Female referees are a rarity. The NFL didn't even hire its first woman referee until 2015, according to ESPN. The NBA has only three, and the MLB and NHL has just one each. 

Many people responding to the photo are applauding how representation can inspire future generations:

Including female refs who have been working their way up for years:

Seems like a great opportunity to get more women who love sports on the field:

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