America is extremely divisive right now. Adults all over the country are butting heads when it comes to political and civil rights issues, including topics like the 2020 election results, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as Putin’s war in Ukraine. With all of the negativity floating around the country right now, it may seem like there is little hope for America – but these two children found a way to connect despite differences that were only skin deep.
Mom snapped a photo of her daughter and her new friend, whom she met at Myrtle Beach in the American South. She also shared a heartwarming story about the two children.
“My daughter and I are in Myrtle Beach taking a sunset walk when this adorable and sweet little boy comes walking right up to her. He shares with her the shark tooth around his neck. He tells her his name and asks her name to which she tells him. They part ways while saying goodbye, walking in the opposite direction. A few minutes later, he comes running back, in what seems to be in slow motion, yelling out my daughter’s name. She turns around and is greeted by his smile. So they share a few words, mainly about his super cool shark’s tooth that apparently gave him powers.
“Before they walked, talked, and raced, 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. When we finished walking and it was time to go, they hugged for a long time and exchanged about 20’ goodbyes,’” the mom wrote.
Apparently, it was nearly impossible to split the two children apart – even though they had only just met each other minutes before.
“This is a moment that we humans understand as just simply seeing no color lines, no judgment, no race, no hate, no shades,” the mom wrote. “It’s just pure….two kids meeting on a sunset walk without a care in the world…all they saw was each other. This world would be a much better place if we acted like these two kids.”
Thousands of people were impressed with mom’s Facebook post. A lot of people liked the post, while hundreds shared their own reactions in the comments or contributed heartwarming stories of their own. Some of the comments include the following:
“This is more than two children saying hello. This is a connection, a recognition of spirit that we can’t understand. I doubt this story is over,” one reader wrote in the comment section.
“I usually don’t comment, yet this picture struck a chord. Two absolute beautiful children. The innocence of their encounter and the beauty of their world,” another user wrote. “A little slice of heaven on Earth right there for sure… I hope that picture gets printed and put into your daughter’s memory box….”
What do you think about how well these two kids got along?