The story of Miles and his friend Tanner is a great lesson in childlike innocence and the absence of prejudice at this age. It’s a touching demonstration that children don’t see differences in race, color or ethnicity the way adults do. For Miles, just having black hair and brown eyes was enough for them to be twins.
It reminds us that discrimination and prejudice are learned behaviors, not innate. Kids like Miles show us that acceptance and unconditional love are natural instincts, while hatred and discrimination are learned behaviors.
The way Miles sees the world is a reminder that we should all strive to see the beauty in our similarities, rather than focusing on our differences. If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child, the world would be a much more tolerant and loving place.
This story also highlights the importance of encouraging and preserving childlike innocence and natural acceptance. As adults, we have a duty to teach children the importance of acceptance, tolerance and unconditional love towards all human beings, regardless of their appearance or origin.
Miles’ mom, Britney, also deserves praise for supporting the friendship between her son and Tanner, and for honoring her son’s request, despite the logistical challenges she encountered. Her action not only made her son happy, but also sent a powerful message about the importance of friendship, acceptance and tolerance.