If these two little kids can adore each other with such jubilance — different backgrounds and all — why can’t scores of other people in this country, including members of Congress who are on different sides of the aisle?
This viral internet video is worth a brief pause (and a lot of sharing).
The clip shows a joyous moment — and shares peace, happiness and pleasure in a bitterly divided country and even world right now.
This pair of two-year-olds in Washington Heights, New York (in northern Manhattan) simply couldn’t contain their sheer delight in seeing each other again.
Check out how these toddlers ran toward each other:
“It was just a lucky moment,” said Michael D. Cisneros, the dad of little Maxwell — who is 26 months old and black — to CBS News.
His little pal Finnegan is 27 months old.
Cisneros said he was lucky to get the unplanned moment on his cellphone.
He posted it on social media. “With all the racism and hate going on, I just think it’s a really beautiful video … The reason it’s getting attention is … because it’s with a little black boy and a little white boy — but if it can change someone’s mind, or just change their views on things, then it’s totally worth it.”
“The innocence of it all is exactly why” this video is going viral, noted CBS News in its story about the sweet reunion.
And Cisneros explained it was “definitely not staged.”
The little friends have known each other for over a year now.
“It’s great to spread the love and to show people that kind of love and beauty in the world.”
See this video, too, of the New York children’s friendship:
See these reactions — and share your thoughts.
Dad posts adorable video of toddler ‘besties’ running toward each other in NYC This is a definition of pure souls .. no color different until their families start telling them that they are not the same. I wish everyone would Imitate these kids! https://t.co/AgJmQywrTx
— Sue Tillman (@sue_tillland) September 10, 2019
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