Get out your handkerchiefs…
When Lydia Stith Rosebush originally published this sweet story on Love What Matters’s Facebook page in 2017, it immediately went viral.
Lydia’s five-year son, Jax was POSITIVE he and best friend, Reddy, look like identical twins.
Jax said only one thing was different. His hair stood up, while Reddy’s is cropped. So Jax decided to have his hair cut over a weekend and play a little trick on Reddy’s teacher on Monday morning.
Lydia, wrote on Facebook.
“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.”
“If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is. The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.”
After the story went viral, seeing it, a school teacher in Germany wrote about a conversation she heard between a mother and her son. The mom asked how many refugees there were in his class. The boy replied,
“None, Mom. There are only kids in my class. ”
Jax and Reddy’s story went viral a couple of years ago, but as of this writing, they still seem to be best buddies.
Yes, prejudice IS taught.