While tolerance may be at its peak for humans as a species, the constant barrage of bad news and hate speech that fill our lives lately makes it feel like that isn't the case. During our most impressionable years, we're exposed the bias and prejudices of those around us and begin to shape our own based on them. Hate is learned, and it usually takes a kid to remind us of that.
Lydia Rosebush's 5-year-old son, Jax, told her that he wanted to get the same haircut as his friend so they could trick their teacher into not being able to tell them apart. Here's a picture of the two pranksters.
Will this end racism? Absolutely not, but the post was a welcome change of pace for many who constantly have to scroll past posts and articles that make reconciliation between races seem impossible, and they all let Jax and his mom know just how much they loved the pictures.