- Duke and Charlie are 2 childhood friends in Parys, Free State
- Their strong friendship has inspired South Africans on social media
- Many have touted their friendship as an example of what the rainbow nation could be
The story of two inseparable childhood friends, Duke and Charlie, is inspiring South Africans on social media.
Duke and Charlie are both four years old and live in Parys in the Free State, according to a post on Positive Racial Sentiments in SA's Facebook page. The post adds:
They adore each other and share their snacks everyday. Duke is a real little gentleman, bringing Charlie’s school bag when we come fetch her at school. Charlie says he is her Prince Charming.
Briefly.co.za learned that Charlie's parents are Belgians, while Duke's parents are originally from Ghana. However, this hasn't stopped the two kids from forging a strong bond.
Charlie's mom, Do Dehon, said:
Every day, we hear the stories of Duke and Charlie school day. Charlie explaining to me how Duke enjoyed her snacks today and what he brought for her today.
I think it is just cute to see how they care for each other. They don’t see skin colour as a difference more than eye colour.
Sometimes Charlie asks me to have her hair braided like the little black girls from school. Which I do with pleasure. They have a carefree time on our farm. Growing up in this Rainbow Nation.
Dozens of commenters touted Duke and Charlie's friendship as a real example of what the rainbow nation could be. Dee'Maklina Skhumbuzo said:
If all of us can be like this, surely south Africa will be a good country to live in.
Delene Bastion added:
Kids don't see skin colour unless their parents teach them to. Let's pray that future generations are kinder than this one. These two are sooo cute.
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