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‘I Am Cait’ Premiere Sparks Social Media Tears, Pride Over Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition

”This soul @Caitlyn_Jenner is a champion in any gender. Maybe that’s the message here,“ says Twitter user NancyLeeGrahn

Minutes into the series premiere of E!’s Caitlyn Jenner reality series “I Am Cait,” the show’s hashtag became a #1 trend on Twitter and remained for the duration of the hourlong episode, and beyond.

The series, which documents Jenner’s transition to a woman, had viewers in tears from the very beginning, judging from the social media reaction.

“So moving! Such strength from Esther and Caitlyn,” said one Twitter user, referencing an emotional conversation between Jenner and her mother, Esther.

“I freakin love #IAmCait,” said another. “This soul @Caitlyn_Jenner is a champion in any gender. Maybe that’s the message here.”

Those in the transgender community seemed to feel the series hit especially close for them.

“Watching #IAmCait makes me excited, honestly. I cannot wait to start my transition, shared Twitter user highonShelton.

On the more comical side, some couldn’t help but comment on the Kardashians’ penchant for self-promotion, especially on their various reality shows on E!.

“not Kylie plugging in her hair extensions line. I AM SCREAMING!!!” said kyliesaysparty.

The episode also featured Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West showing their support for Jenner, prompting viewers to muse about the importance of the hip hop superstar taking such a public stance on trans issues.

Below are a sampling of social media reactions to E!’s “I Am Cait” series premiere.