Children’s hearts lack prejudice—something that bears repeating in a world where many adults revert to hatred and racist caricatures.
Adults might think they always know best, but this story shows that we have a lot to learn by watching the youngest generation.
When Lydia Stith Rosebush originally published this amazing story on Love What Matters’s Facebook page 2017, it immediately went viral.
And after reading the story, I can understand why.
Lydia’s five-year son, Jax, is convinced of one thing in life: he and best friend, Reddy, look like identical twins.
There’s really only one thing that separates the two besties according to Jax: his hair stands up, while Reddy’s is cropped.
So Jax decided to cut his hair over the weekend and play a little prank of he and Reddy’s teacher on Monday.
Because how on earth would their teacher be able to tell the difference between them if they had the same hairstyle?
“Jax said he couldn’t wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy’s so that his teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart,” his mother, Lydia, wrote on Facebook.
“If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is,” Lydia wrote. “The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.”
The post received more than 85,000 likes and 25,000 shares in less than a week.
Many of the post’s readers have also shared their own stories of how children aren’t prejudiced.
A schoool teacher in Germany wrote about how a conversation she heard between a mother and her son.
The mom asked her son how many refugees there were in his class, and the boy replied, “None, Mom. There are only kids in my class. ”
Even though their wonderful story went viral a couple of years ago, there is no indication that Jax and Reddy have gone seperate ways.
In fact, they still seem to be best friends!
We sure have a lot to learn from our kids, don’t we?
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