Every parent has their own unique style, but it’s hard to argue that the most important job they have when raising a child is to teach them the right morals and to be a good person.
These days, it can often feel like there is a generation of racists and bigots running the world, but if mom Lydia Stith Rosebush’s son is any indication of the future, it looks like the world will be alright.
A Facebook post Rosebush shared about the way her five-year-old son, Jax, sees his best friend has gone viral with over 100k positive reactions to the sweet story. Rosebush explained that she recently told her kindergartner he needed a haircut for his messy blond mane and was amazed by his response.
The little boy asked his mom if he could cut his hair exactly like his best pal, Reddy, because they wanted to trick their teacher. As you can see in the photo below, it is pretty unlikely the five-year-olds would have pulled a fast one on their teacher, but the mom knew she had to spread Jax’s positive message of inclusion and equality with the world.
“If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is,” Rosebush wrote in the post, which now has more than 60,000 shares. “The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.”
“It is just two innocent boys. Obviously, they see they are different colors, they just don’t care. It is not important,” Rosebush told TODAY Parents.
“I just taught him to love everyone the same,” she told TODAY, explaining that her son still doesn’t understand why the story has gained so much attention. “He wanted to look like Reddy … now he thinks they look the same.”
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[Featured Image: Facebook / Lydia Stith Rosebush]