Why can't we all be like these little girls?
A picture out of Clarksdale, Mississippi featuring 6-year-olds Lucy Harris and Samiyah Moore has gone viral and for becoming an unofficial symbol of hope for racial equality in the South — and for the future of the country. The picture shows the little girls holding hands while napping next to one another, and when their teacher Olivia Ellis posted the photo to the Presbyterian Day School’s Facebook page, it quickly captured the hearts of friends and strangers alike:
Ellis said the two young girls “became best friends” from the moment they met. “I was walking around the classroom waking each child up after naptime,” she told Today.com. “I flipped on the light and found them with their hands clenched, sound asleep…It was really sweet. I knew I had to stop and get my camera.” Since sharing the pic, it has received almost 6,000 likes and over 3,000 shares.
The school’s principle said in a statement: "This spirit of love and acceptance is the heart of the gospel of Jesus and it is what we try to teach our children here at Presbyterian Day School."
(Photo: Presbyterian Day School, Clarksdale, MS via Facebook)