There’s a lot of focus placed on all the differences between us these days, but two little boys have gone viral for only being able to see their similarities.
Two years ago, Jax and Reddy (who were five at the time) wanted to play a prank on their teacher. You see, Reddy’s hair was short, and Jax thought that if he shaved his head, too, they could keep their teacher from telling them apart. What a cute prank, right? Well, it gets even cuter when you see the two BFFs side by side:
The resemblance is uncanny, but if you look closely, you may be able to tell that they aren’t actually twins.
Jax’s mother, Lydia, had this to say about her son’s request:
“This morning Jax and I were discussing his wild hair. I told him that he needed a haircut this weekend. 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. He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut.
Here’s a picture of Jax and Reddy from their Christmas program. I’m sure you all see the resemblance.
If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is. The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair“
This cute photo and story may be from a couple of years ago, but it’s as relevant as ever in today’s climate. Maybe if we all focused on our similarities rather than our differences, the world could be a more peaceful place.