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Target and Starbucks playroom built for 3-year-old girl wows Facebook

Posted at 5:21 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 15:39:15-05

A 3-year-old's playroom complete with a Target and Starbucks is wowing parents on social media.

Renee Doby-Becht of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, posted photos of her daughter Ariah's play area on Facebook where it was shared nearly 9,000 times.

"There were so many comments and likes and all these positive comments," Doby-Becht told "Good Morning America." "It was mainly moms that were commenting...they were just blown away."

Doby-Becht said Ariah loves pretend play.

The Target and Starbucks stands were created with the help of family friend Robert Mueller and Doby-Becht's sister, Brigette Doby, who is a graphics designer and photographer.

Brigette Doby helped create the signage and price tags.

Doby-Becht's former elementary school teacher Georgia Cucinello hand-made a Starbucks apron for Ariah and Doby-Becht painted the inside of frappachino Starbucks frappuccino cups to make them look like the real thing.

Doby-Becht said the project was healing as she went through a divorce.

"It was just a bad time in my life ... I just felt amazing doing something for her... and that gave me joy."

"[Ariah] tells her little friends, 'Come see my playroom. I have Target in my playroom!'"

Doby-Becht said she hopes to one day open a public space for kids to have somewhere to experience make-believe play.