One user posted an image of her two young daughters watching the show, alongside a caption thanking Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall.
“Thank you @BBC and most especially thank you Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall! Here is my enraptured daughters falling in love with the new Doctor! Thank you from remembering representation matters!”
Another viewer thanked Jamie Childs, who directed Whittaker’s first full outing as the Doctor in The Woman Who Fell to Earth.
“Seeing the look on my 9yr old science-geek daughter’s face as she watched a highly intelligent woman science the bejeepers out of a load of random stuff to make a sonic screwdriver to save the world with was EVERYTHING,” the Twitter user wrote. “A million thank yous.”
Seeing the look on my 9yr old science-geek daughter's face as she watched a highly intelligent woman science the bejeepers out of a load of random stuff to make a sonic screwdriver to save the world with was EVERYTHING. A million thank yous. It was brilliant #DoctorWho
Sat down with my 7yr old daughters to see a new #DoctorWho with a diverse cast 😃. Girls couldn't believe it when I told them that the 1st 12 Doctors were men. Needless to say they are now massive fans. It might only be a TV show, but these things matter & these things are lovely
#DoctorWho was just WOW. To think people refused to watch it because of a female actor. My daughter was enthralled to see a female doctor. When infact @jodiewhittakcr is most probably one of the finest actors to portray the role. We cant wait for next week.