The United States is more split than ever before. People are constantly arguing about numerous topics, such as the 2020 election results or Putin’s war in Ukraine. This disagreement isn’t only between civilians but also affects adults all over America when it comes to political and civil rights issues. In America today, it can feel like hope is lost with all the negativity flying around. However, these two children found a way to connect and bridge their differences, which were nothing more than skin deep.
American South. At Myrtle Beach, Mom took a photo of her daughter with her new friend and shared a heartwarming story about the two children she had just met.
“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 said.
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 said. “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 amazed by mom’s Facebook post. Many liked the post, and hundreds responded with their own emotional stories in the comments section. A few of these reactions are highlighted below:
“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 commented.
“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 said. “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….”
How did you feel about the way these two kids interacted?