Children are innocent and pure. They come into this world, untainted little sponges ready to soak up whatever life has to offer them. We see ourselves reflected in them. They are truly a window to our souls.

If a baby is brought up in love they will reflect it as unmitigated joy, affection, compassion. If a baby is brought up surrounded hate and violence, it is often reflected in sadness, anger, and more violence.


Racism, by definition, is hatred. The only reason such hatred is alive and well in this country is because our parents’ and grandparents’ generations never let it go, so it was passed on. Some in the younger generations were able to break the cycle.

Clearly Ayanna Toye Barrows is not one of those parents wrapped up in racism and hatred. Nor is the mother of a little boy she and her daughter met on the sands of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Barrows, and her daughter are black, and the little boy was white. The children became fast friend courtesy of the young man’s shark tooth necklace.  As she relayed in a post she wrote for Love What Matters, it was the end-of-day photo taken of the two children that drove home the innocence of youth.

It also provides a standard of perfection to which we should all strive for, as relayed by Ms. Barrows;


“This is a moment that we humans understand as just simply seeing no color lines, no judgement, no race, no hate, no shades…”

 “It’s just pure….two kids meeting on a sunset walk without a care in the world…all they saw was each other.”

We need to start seeing each other and stop listening to the hate.

Source: Mad World News

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