George Floyd’s daughter Gigi, 6, has appeared in a heartbreaking video
where she shouts “daddy changed the world” after her dad’s death sparks a
global protest movement.
The video, which shows the little girl smiling proudly as she sits on
the shoulders of a long-term friend, has given inspiration and hope to
many who are campaigning for justice.
Ex-basketball pro Stephen Jackson, who has been campaigning for justice
on behalf of his longtime friend, is seen holding Floyd’s daughter with
her arms outstretched.
The video was posted to Jackson’s Instagram account and is captioned:
“That’s right GiGi, Daddy changed the world, George Floyd the name of
The former NBA star has been vocal about his friendship with George,
often referring to him as “twin” in his social media posts and vowing to
Another post shows Jackson giving Gianna a piggyback and reads: “Don’t
worry Twin on my soul I got GiGi. Know dat. I am my brothers keeper and I
got a lot of brothers. #justiceforgeorgefloyd.”
Yesterday Gianna’s mum spoke out about her grief over her former
partner’s death, saying their six-year-old child will never be walked
down the aisle by her father.
“He was a good man,” said Roxie Washington, in a news conference in
Minneapolis on Tuesday. “I’m here for my baby and I’m here for George
because I want justice.”
Gianna stood by her mother, who choked back tears as she demanded
justice for the 46-year-old, who died during an arrest last week.