We, as a child had the purest heart. We saw people with as an individual with no judgment and only knew to give our unconditional love. But, as time passed, we saw colors, race, weight, size of each other. We made our own group and discriminated that doesn’t belong in ours.
We adults might think that we always know the best, but sometimes, it’s better to look down our youngers, see their perception to the world and learn. When Lydia Stith Rosebush published this amazing story of their son and his friend, we exactly knew how.
Jax, Lydia’s five-year son, is convinced that he and his best friend, Reddy are actually identical twins. And there is only one thing that separates each other. Yes, you guessed it right. The Hair! So, Jax decided to cut the last separating sign over the weekend. He cut his hair to play a little prank of he and Reddy’s teacher on Monday.
Because how on earth would the teacher tell who is whom with 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 friendship became famous when the facebook post received of whopping of than 85,000 likes and 25,000 shares in less than a week. Many readers shared their own children’s stories of how they aren’t prejudiced as well.
One of the readers was a school teacher who also had a similar story. She heard a mother and son’s conversation in the school.
The mother asked: “How many refugees there are in your class, son?”
To which the sweet child replied: “None, Mom. There are only kids in my class.”
Even though the story went viral, the friendship of Jax and Reddy is still going strong. In fact, they have never looked so happy.
We sure have a lot of things to learn from them. And we strongly need to. Help us spread Jax’s vision and make an impact on this racist world.