Adorable New York Toddlers Running Toward Each Other Is the Happiest Sight Ever

Let's call this what it is: a beautiful and honest encounter in a too-divided world

Image Credit: Screenshot, YouTube

If these two little kids can adore each other with such jubilance — never mind their different backgrounds — why can’t scores of other people in this country get along better, too, including bitterly partisan members of Congress?

This viral video, for so many reasons, is worth the little bit of time that it takes to watch it.

The clip shows a joyous moment — and shares peace, happiness and pleasure in a too-angry country and even world right now.

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This pair of two-year-olds in Washington Heights, New York (in northern Manhattan) simply couldn’t contain their sheer delight at seeing each other again.

Check out how these toddlers ran full speed toward each other in this video below — and then read the back story right below it:

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“It was just a lucky moment,” said Michael D. Cisneros, the dad of little Maxwell — who is 26 months old and black — to CBS News.

His little pal Finnegan is 27 months old.

Cisneros said he was lucky to get the unplanned moment between the children on his cellphone.

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He posted it on social media. “With all the racism and hate going on, I just think it’s a really beautiful video … The reason it’s getting attention is … because it’s with a little black boy and a little white boy — but if it can change someone’s mind, or just change their views on things, then it’s totally worth it.”

“The innocence of it all is exactly why” this video is going viral, noted CBS News in its story about the sweet reunion.

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Cisneros explained it was “definitely not staged.”

The little friends have known each other for over a year now. The boys’ families met in a restaurant and formed a fast friendship.

“It’s great to spread the love and to show people that kind of love and beauty in the world,” said Cisneros.

See this video, too, of the New York children’s friendship:

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Maureen Mackey served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of LifeZette for nearly five years. Before that, she held senior editorial positions at major publications, helping The Fiscal Times win a MIN Award for Best New Site as managing editor and Reader's Digest win an American Society of Magazine Editors Award for General Excellence as book editor. Her work has appeared in Real Clear Politics, CNBC, A Fine Line, AARP Magazine, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, and The Week, among other outlets. She is a member of the Newswomen's Club of New York and the American Legion Auxiliary.

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