The tricky haircut
Meet two of the best friends in the world: Reddy Weldon and Jax Rosebush. These two pint-sized preschoolers wanted to trick their teacher, but not in a rude way. They simply wanted their teacher to not be able to tell them apart. There was just one minor technicality that neither of them realized: Reddy is black, but Jax is white. These two BFFs see way past each other’s exterior color, though. Jax just wanted the same haircut as his pal, Reddy, so they would look the same. It’s breathtaking to hear such an adorable demonstration of how colorblind children can be, especially when we are usually faced with devastating stories of racism.
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Party of five
You might think it would be a long-shot to have a family of five young foster children, ranging in age from 2 to 11, adopted together by a loving family. So thought the children, too, who took to The Kansas City Star to appeal to its readers for a forever home—for all five of them. The children and the newspaper, however, could have never expected the immediate responses that flooded The Star’s email inbox. In a matter of a few days, the appeal went viral, garnering over four million views. The adoption agency working to place the children has since removed the family’s story from its website so it can focus on finding a home from one of the thousands of respondents. It looks like these kids will have no problem finding their forever home, happily together, as they should be. Learn how Gallatin, Tennessee rose above tragedy to become the winner of our very first Nicest Place in America contest.