Although kids need guidance in certain areas of life, they seem to have a few things figured out that most adults may spend their whole lives never achieving. Most kids are just excited by life, and thrilled to talk with whomever will listen, which becomes wholesome and magical when kids are interacting with one another. As evidenced by a Facebook post from 2016.
Love Goes Viral
Ayanna Toye Barrows shared a story of her daughter and a little boy they encountered at the beach. The story quickly went viral, racking up more than 250,000 shares, reactions, and views. The story was shared with Love What Matters, a Facebook page with more than 7 million followers. The well-known Facebook page has made a reputation for “celebrating love and inspiring hope.”
In 2016, Ayanna shared a heartwarming story. Furthermore, she added a picture of her daughter sharing a hug and smile with their new little friend. Ayanna was with her daughter at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina on vacation. The mom-daughter duo was walking along the beach at sunset when they encountered a sweet little boy. “This adorable and sweet little boy comes walking right up” to her daughter. He tells her about his shark tooth necklace. He tells her his name, and he asks for her name. The two talk and walk together, enjoying each other’s company.” Ayanna explained. “I asked his mother for permission to take this picture, and this was the result. No one positioned them, told them to smile and there was absolutely no hesitation on their part at all.”
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In a nation that has, at times, found itself racially divided, here are 2 children with different skin tones, who never even took notice. Ayanna shared “This is a moment that we humans understand as just simply seeing no color lines, no judgement, no race, no hate, no shades. It’s just pure…. two kids meeting on a sunset walk without a care in the world…all they saw was each other.” She also disclosed, the “world would be a much better place if we acted like these two kids.”
Several Facebook users shared their own similar stories. One grandmother shared, “My granddaughter best friend lives across the street is a different color, which she does not notice because she loves her and so do l. Everyone should act in the same way. Love your story.”
“Love the comments I have read! The innocence of babes!! If only we all could keep that innocence, what a joyous, peaceful world we would live in! I have and still am around racist people and it breaks a little piece of my heart every time I hear a racist comment!! We are all children of God it doesn’t matter our color he loves is all!! Love this story and the picture is worth a thousand words!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!” Commented another follower.
Meanwhile, another said, “What a better world it would be!!!! brought tears to my eyes. children have a unconditional love until they are taught racism!!”
These children can teach us all a lesson on kindness!