Children don’t have prejudice in their hearts, which is worth saying again in a world where many adults fall back on hatred and racist stereotypes.
Adults might think they know best all the time, but this story shows that we can learn a lot by watching kids.
When Lydia Stith Rosebush posted this amazing story on the Facebook page for Love What Matters in 2017, it went viral right away.
And now that I’ve read the story, I can see why.
So Jax decided to cut his hair over the weekend and trick his and Reddy’s teacher on Monday.
Because their teacher would have no way of telling them apart if they both had the same hairstyle.
His mother, Lydia, wrote on Facebook that Jax couldn’t wait to go to school on Monday with hair like Reddy’s so that their teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.
Lydia wrote, “If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice are taught, I don’t know what is.” “The only thing Jax notices that is different about them is their hair.”
In less than a week, the post got more than 85,000 likes and 25,000 shares.
Many people who read the post also wrote about how their own children aren’t prejudiced.
In Germany, a school teacher wrote about a conversation she overheard between a mother and her son.
When the mom asked her son how many refugees were in his class, the boy said, “None, Mom. In my class, there are only kids.”
Even though their great story went viral a few years ago, there’s no sign that Jax and Reddy have broken up.
In fact, it looks like they are still best friends.
We can learn a lot from our children, can’t we?
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