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Pair Of Adorable Kindergartners Go Viral After Insisting They 'Look Exactly The Same' For Twin Day At School

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The human inhabitants of our planet have more in common than they have different.

That couldn't be more apparent when seen through the untainted eyes of children.


When Britney Tankersley's son Myles insisted on being twins on "Twin Day" with a specific buddy from kindergarten, she fetched matching outfits.

The resulting photo sent by their teacher later melted Tankersley's heart, as well as the world's.

For Myles is White, and his "twin" is Black.

The proud mother – who is an Assistant Registrar for Online Learning at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa – posted the adorable photo on Facebook and wrote:

"Late last night Myles went on & on about how he had to be twins with a boy in his class for Twin Day because they look exactly the same- same eyes, same hair."

She continued:

"He was adamant that they were identical. So after the kids went to bed I headed to Walmart at 9pm to get matching outfits. Their teacher sent me this picture today"
"My heart melted. Obviously two very different children, but Myles didn't see that."

Tankersley concluded her post by asking her followers this poignant question.

"Wouldn't the world be such a better place if we could all view it through the eyes of a couple 5yr olds?"

If only.

Everyone seemed to agree with this wonderful sense of optimism and took the photo to viral status with over 500K likes and 269K shares.

The jury was in.

These boys are a beautiful example of what the world could represent—harmony and joy.

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Britney Tankersley/Facebook



Britney Tankersley/Facebook



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Britney Tankersley/Facebook



Britney Tankersley/Facebook



Britney Tankersley/Facebook


Britney Tankersley/Facebook



Britney Tankersley/Facebook



Britney Tankersley/Facebook



Britney Tankersley/Facebook



Britney Tankersley/Facebook

The love poured over into the Twitterverse as well.

Do you see what Myles sees?



These young gents are a great reminder that we still possess the ability to embrace and celebrate our fellow humans regardless of the color of skin.

Happy Twin Day, now and forever.

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