Little Boy From Kentucky Shaves His Head To Look Like His Adopted African Best Friend Hoping His Teacher Won’t Be Able To Tell Them Apart.
A four-year-old Kentucky boy pleaded with his mother to have his hair cut to match his black best friend’s in the innocent hope their teacher would no longer be able to tell them apart.
Jax Rosebush and Reddy Weldon, five, live in Louisville, Kentucky, and attend preschool together.
Reddy was adopted with his older brother from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2014 by local pastor Kevin Weldon and his wife Debbie.
On Friday, Jax asked his mother Lidia if he would be allowed to cut his hair to match his friend’s in an adorable plot to trick their teacher.
She shared his request on Facebook, telling friends: ‘The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.’
The little boys have since gone viral and, to Jax’s delight, now have matching haircuts.
‘He said he couldn’t wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy’s so that his teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut.’
She posted a photograph of the pair from Christmas time, adding: ‘I’m sure you all see the resemblance.
‘If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is.’