With the way politics are going these days, sometimes it's nice to be reminded that we aren't born intolerant. The innocence with which children view the world gives hope that one day we can hold onto the idea that skin color is not a defining characteristic.
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. Seriously, have you been on Twitter lately? It's a hellscape. 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.
People can definitely see the resemblance, but if you look closely, you can tell them apart.
And the impending bromance was reminiscent of others.
People had jokes.
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.