Most people in the world will say that children are the most adorable things in the world. And what is it that makes them so special and lovable? Some might say that it is their physical beauty, others their capacity to love and be loved, others their inborn humor but maybe it’s all because of something that we have all lost since becoming adults—our innocence.
One of the things that make the love of a child to be so special is that its love in its truest form.
While the first thing many people notice about this photo is that one child is black and the other is white, Markai and William don’t see it that way.
Markai’s mother, LaSasha McGee, came home one day to find this scene on her front door.
She knew Markai had a friend named William from school—an autistic child who “for some special reason is drawn to her, and she just loves him to pieces.”
But she hadn’t realized they actually lived so close.
“My daughter has the affectionate spirit that I have, and I am in love with this picture I captured today,” McGee wrote.
“It shows so much in just one frame. How they don’t see color. How she doesn’t judge him. How she doesn’t go by what “society” says is normal and treats him as she would anyone else.”
Children do not have any preconceived notions in their minds since experience hasn’t marred their innocent hearts. They have always been taught to tell the truth and be to be honest at all time, and so they don’t sugarcoat anything. In this picture, we see two children who have the purest kind of love between them. As William comfortably rests his head on Markai’s shoulder, he trusts her completely as she teaches him the alphabet.
“In this world that we are living in today I think this what LOVE really should be about.,” McGee wrote. “Not about what others say.”
The world has taught us to treat people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) differently. Granted that they do have some special needs, Markai doesn’t see it that way. She loves and respects William and treats him like she would do with anyone else. This is the definition of love. In a world which has so much darkness, we need to love each other the way Markai and William do. Although kids are these adorable creatures that believe in the Easter bunny, Santa Claus, monsters under the bed and the infinite goodness and power of parents, there are a few lessons adults can learn from them and be better for it.
“This brought tears to my eyes just to see how comfortable he is to rest his head on her shoulder and not have a care in the world as she was teaching him ABC’S on her tablet. Just take a look at LOVE 😍😍😍😍 #InnocenseAtItsBest #JustTwoKids #NoDifference“