Mom at beach with daughter, when little boy approaches—her picture of them together goes viral

December 21, 2017 11:29 am Last Updated: December 21, 2017 11:29 am

Sometimes the world can be hateful and instead of loving one another, people dislike each other for things like the amount of money they have, political reasons, or even the color of their skin. The divide can be saddening, but some things restore our faith in humanity.

Ayanna Toye Barrows shared a photo on Facebook to Love Matters which shows that not everyone in this world is full of hate. The photo taken last year embraces the love people can have for each other no matter the color of their skin.

Barrows supported her photo of humanity with a narrative.

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“My daughter and I are in Myrtle Beach taking a sunset walk when this adorable and sweet little boy comes walking right up to her. He shares with her the shark tooth around his neck. He tells her his name and asks her name to which she tells him.”

Barrows’ daughter, who is African American, and the young boy, who is white, shared a moment of pure interaction. After the two say goodbye, the boy, having enjoyed the girl’s company, decided to engage in conversation again.

Barrows explained in the post that “A few minutes later he comes running back, in what seems to be in slow motion, yelling out my daughter’s name. She turns around and is greeted by his smile. So they share a few words, mainly about his super cool shark’s tooth that apparently gave him powers.”

The two children played during the sunset.

My daughter and I are in Myrtle Beach taking a sunset walk when this adorable and sweet little boy comes walking right…

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“They walked, talked, and raced,” and after all the fun, Barrows took a picture to document their lovely encounter. This was important because it was a moment without negativity. It was simply two people from different backgrounds coming together through a cool shark’s tooth.

Barrows explained in her post, “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.”

Barrows said that the world should be as kind and accepting as the two children. She said when it was time to go they hugged for a long time and exchanged about 20 goodbyes.

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