The 5-year-old best friends got the same haircut to trick their teacher so she wouldn’t be able to tell them apart
Children’s hearts lack prejudice — something that bears repeating in a world where many adults turn to hateful 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-old son, Jax, is convinced of one thing in life: he and his 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.
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 his teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart,” his mother, Lydia, wrote on Facebook.
“If this is not proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I do not know what it 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 are not prejudiced.
A school teacher in Germany wrote about 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 their separate ways.
We sure have a lot to learn from our kids, don’t we?
Please share this article and help spread Jax’s beautiful vision. Hopefully, it can help get adults to stop judging others solely by what’s on the outside!