The toddler from Niceville, Florida, looks up to her 57-year-old “nonnie” Diane Willoughby, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2016 and went through six rounds of intense chemotherapy from June to September and a double mastectomy in December of last year.
Scout’s mother, Ashley Larson, took pictures of her daughter dressed as her “hero” grandma in a touching series of photographs. In the photo, Scout wears a shirt that reads, “Nonnie is cancer free let’s party!” while Willoughby sports a matching shirt that says, “I am cancer free let’s party!”
“She thinks my mom is tough as nails!” Larson tells PEOPLE of her daughter. “She tells everyone, ‘My nonnie has her hair back, she’s not sick anymore.’ ”
Scout has over 33,000 followers on Instagram. Her mother has dressed her up as a variety of women from Meryl Streep to Malala Yousafzai to Eleven from Stranger Things.
“My ultimate hope is that when she is older everyone will be treated equally, men and women,” says Larson. “But if not, Scout will have these photographs to look at and be reminded that women are strong and powerful, just like she is.”