George Floyd‘s daughter is opening up about her father’s death.
On Wednesday, Good Morning America aired a heartbreaking interview with 6-year-old Gianna Floyd, which comes just one week after her dad was killed at the hands of the Minnesota Police Department.
When asked what she wants people to know, Gianna told GMA‘s Eva Pilgrim, “That I miss him.” She also shared what her dad was like, saying that he “played with me.”
Indeed, her mom Roxie Washington, who tearfully sat next to her during the interview, praised George’s love for her daughter.
“She didn’t have to play with nobody else because daddy was going to play with her all day long,” Roxie explained.
“That was his baby,” Roxie told GMA. “He loved his little girl.”
George was killed on May 25 after police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George to the ground with his knee on George’s neck. He has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Speaking about his death, which the Hennepin County Medical Examiner has deemed a homicide, an emotional Roxie expressed, “I wish I could’ve been there to help him.”
Given that her daughter is so young, Roxie shared that she hasn’t fully explained to Gianna how her father died.
“She said, ‘I hear them. I hear them saying my daddy’s name,'” Roxie said. “She doesn’t know what happened. I told her that her dad died because he couldn’t breathe.”
What Gianna does know is how much of an impact her dad has made. On Tuesday, Roxie’s attorney Chris Stewart posted a video on social media, taken by @Skrptz, of Gianna saying that her “daddy changed the world.”
At the end of her GMA interview on Wednesday, Gianna declared that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
Why? As Gianna explained, “I want to take care of people.”