A lady’s facebook post about her 5-year-old child’s friendship with his black friend has turned into a web sensation.
On Feb. 24 Lydia Rosebush, from Louisville, Kentucky, presented a story on Facebook about her child, Jax, and his desire to have his head shaved so he can look like his companion from school, Reddy.
“Early this day Jax and I were talking about his wild hair,” Lydia said. “I said to him that he needed a haircut this end of the week. He said that he needed his head shaved truly short so he could resemble his companion Reddy.”
“He said he is eager to go to class on Monday with his hair like Reddy’s so that his educator wouldn’t have the capacity to tell them apart,”. “He thought it would be hilarious to confuse his educator for a similar hair style.”
In any case, the genuine story is told by the picture that goes with Lydia’s post: Jax is white, while his companion Reddy is dark.
“Here’s a photo of Jax and Reddy from their Christmas program,” she composed. “I’m certain all of you see the similarity.”
“In the event that this isn’t evidence that despise and prejudice is something that is learned from grown ups, I don’t know what is,” Lydia said. “The main contrast Jax finds in both of them is their hair.”
The post got more than 36,000 likes and had been shared more than 20,000 times in six days.
Addressing WAVE, Lydia said she couldn’t trust how much the story reverberated with people.
“This is amazing,” she said. “I simply made the post on the grounds that my child is funny and charming. I never foreseen this. It simply struck me as entertaining that Jax doesn’t see that Reddy is an alternate color. When he picture Reddy he never says it. I thought with all the hatred on the planet today, we could use this lesson from a 5-year-old.”
Reddy, as far as concerns him, was conceived in Africa. He and his sibling, Enock, were embraced by Kevin and Debbie Weldon, when Reddy was 2 years old and Enock was 4.
“My children don’t look like me … in any case, we are a happy family,” Kevin told WAVE. “We have a similar last name, love each other with all we have, and are an eternity family. One day when I am gone, they will acquire all that I have and carry on our family name.”
“It’s truly cool to see that proceed onward from our family directly into his friendship with his companions,” he included. “There’s a harmless youngsters have that occasionally we lose. In the event that we could recover some of that, I think it would be awesome.”