Children’s hearts lack prejudice—something that repeats in a world where many adults return to hate and racist caricatures.
Adults may think they know best, but this story shows that by watching the younger generation we have a lot to learn.
When this amazing story was originally published on Love What Matters’ Facebook page 2017 by Lydia Stith Rosebush, it immediately went viral.
And after reading the story, you can understand why.
The 5-year-old son of Lydia, Jax, is convinced of one thing in life: he and his best friend, Reddy, look like twins.
According to Jax, there is really only one thing separating the two besties: his hair stands up while Reddy’s is being cropped.
So over the weekend, Jax decided to cut his hair and play a little prank on Monday for his and Reddy’s teacher.
Because if they had the same hairstyle, how could their teacher tell the difference between them?
“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.”
In less than a week, the post got over 85,000 likes and 25,000 shares.
Although their fantastic tale went viral a few years ago, there is no sign that Jax and Reddy went separately.
In fact, they still seem to be best friends!
Share this post and help spread the beautiful vision of Jax, please. Hopefully, it can assist get adults to stop judging others by what’s out there alone!