Dear Commons Community,
Last week, comedian Shawn Harris posted the video above of his son, Tyler, returning to school after having been absent for a week with a stomach virus. The reactions from Tyler’s classmates upon seeing him are priceless.
After Tyler walks into the classroom, a chorus of little voices starts shouting, “Tyler! Tyler!” One little girl rushes up to him and gives him a big hug. “Tyler! I like your haircut!” she exclaims. Other children crowd around Tyler to shower him with hugs.
The cute video, showing the genuine love children have for each other, is generating quite a buzz online. It has already received more than 18,000 likes, and 100,000 shares on Facebook.
Harris was delighted with what he saw from the children, writing “This video proves that racism is taught … These little clips may change the way we think about each other as adults,” and, “I love this, #Proudfather. Kids can end racism.”
Facebook users are also flooding the videos with happy comments. Many wrote that the clips made them cry, while others expressed that adults had much to learn from the kids. One Facebook user wrote, “The world would be a better place if everyone treated each other like this.”
God bless the children!