A heartwarming story about a young boy and his best friend left South Africans feeling proud to call the beautiful country home. A parent expressed their admiration for their little boy, Jax, who decided he wanted to get his hair cut really short so that he could look just like his friend, Reddy.
After getting his adorable new haircut, Jax was super excited about going to school the next week. He thought it would be hilarious if his teacher was unable to tell them apart.
The parents found this amusing because Jax is white and Reddy is black but the young boys felt as though their hair was the only difference.
Jax and I were discussing his wild hair over the weekend. I told him that he needed a haircut
He said that he wanted his head shaved really short so he could look like his friend Reddy. 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, Briefly.co.za found.
He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut, Good Things Guy wrote.
Mzansi felt their lovely big smiles were identical, however,
South Africans on social media gushed at the beautiful friendship and felt that people aren’t born hating each other, but learn it from their environment.
Other users shared similar stories about their kids.
Nicki Fentham wrote that her nephew who is white, Brent, shaved his hair to look like his Vietnamese friend, Casey. She says the two boys later looked at each other and Casey said, “now we look exactly the same, just with different faces".
Noxolo Salizwa Qumana said he was bothered when he first heard his child speaking about ‘black’ and ‘white’ kids. But then he noticed that his son has a diverse group of friends, and the even though they knew they weren’t the same colour, they didn’t consider themselves to be different at all.
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