Toddlers sometimes get a bad rap. After all, throughout time, the toddler years have earned nicknames like “Terrible Twos” and “Threenagers.” And then there are four-year olds. I’m not sure a title has yet been discovered to fully capture all that the age of four involves. But toddlers can be pretty amazing at the same time. Sure, they throw tantrums and insist they can “do it themselves,” even when they’re absolutely terrible at most things. But toddlers are also one of the purest forms of human nature out there. They say what they think, they feel emotions to their fullest, and they aren’t hindered by the social obstacles and pressures that weigh us down as we get older.
Of course, we can make the claims, but where’s the proof? Today’s Share Saturdays video is all the proof we need. The following video shows two toddler “besties” as they greet each other on the street outside of their weekly music class in New York City. The boys, Maxwell and Finnegan, are only two years old, but it’s clear that they’ve already got a special bond.
In an interview with ABC News, Michael Cisneros, Maxwell’s father, said that the toddlers have known each other for about a year, and despite their young age, they’re already inseparable. He told reporters that between play dates, music classes, and tennis, they are absolute “partners in crime” – in the best way possible, of course.
Since Cisneros shared the video on social media, it has been re-shared by multiple media outlets and garnered tens of thousands of views. And it’s easy to see why.
Not only is the following video sweet by its very nature, even more importantly, it shows what happens when we’re unhindered by anything but our purest emotions. The boys absolute and total joy at seeing one another could teach us all a little something about experiencing love and life to its fullest.
Take a moment to watch and remember, toddlers come with a lot of challenges, but there’s a lot we can learn from them at the same time.
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