In a time when racial tensions are high, two kids are showing everyone that we’re all the same – except maybe for our hair.
Meet Jax Rosebush and Reddy Weldon from Louisville, Kentucky. The two go to the same class and are the best of friends. Recently, when Jax had to get a haircut, he decided to get the same style as Reddy’s so they’d become identical.
He 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,” wrote Jax’s mum, Lydia Rosebush.
Obviously, their skin colours don’t match. But it didn’t matter. The two showed up to class sporting the same hairstyles, and their teacher played along – even pretending to be confused!
Lydia posted the adorable and inspiring story on Facebook, and it quickly went viral with more than 137K likes and 105K shares.
“It’s total insanity!” she said. “I just made the post because my kid is hilarious and cute. I never anticipated this.
“It just struck me as funny that Jax doesn’t even notice that Reddy is a different color. When he describes Reddy, he never mentions it. I thought with all the hate in the world today, we could use this lesson from an almost-5-year-old.”
Here’s another heartwarming tidbit: Reddy and his older brother, Enock, were adopted from Africa when they were toddlers. Their parents, Kevin and Debbie Weldon, are white. Both are delighted at how their son doesn’t define his relationships by race or nationality.
“There’s an innocence children have that sometimes we lose,” said Kevin Weldon. “If we could get some of that back, I think it would be amazing.”