Our world is unique in so many different ways. Nature has given us so many different types of sights, but we still consider them beautiful. What will it take for us to see our brothers and sisters with the same sort of reverence and love? It’s a miracle we’re alive in the first place, so let’s treat everyone we meet like the miracles they are.
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Jax and his mom, Lydia, live in Kentucky, USA. The southern state has not been known for its progressiveness, but the story Lydia shared with the world about her son and his best friend Reddy proves that good people are everywhere.
Check out the note and photo she posted on Facebook below. This message is one we all need to hear:
This morning Jax and I were discussing his wild hair. I told him that he needed a haircut this weekend. He said that he wanted his head shaved really short so he could look like his friend Reddy. He 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. He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut.
Here’s a picture of Jax and Reddy from their Christmas program. I’m sure you all see the resemblance.
If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is.
The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.
How powerful is that? Two little boys who could convincingly be described as bi-racial twins see nothing different about their skin. They see one another for who they really are.
This lesson is one we’ve all learned before, but out of the mouths of babes comes a new perspective on this pivotal truth. If you do one thing after reading this story, strive to see every person you meet as a person just like you. We are all flawed. We are all human. We are all beautiful. We all deserve love.
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