A 10-Year-Old Used Google Translate to Restore Our Faith in Humanity
The internet can bum you out sometimes (especially with the election right around the corner), but then it can be really awesome, like when Twitter gets decked out in rainbows for #NationalComingOutDay. Today, we have a story that will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. A 10-year-old used Google Translate to show us all how to be a better human being.
When Amanda Moore noticed one of her classmates, Rafael Anaya, eating alone at lunch, she went to speak with him, only to find he didn’t know much English. Instead of giving up because she didn’t know Spanish, she went home and had her mom help her use Google Translate to write a note to Rafael inviting him to sit with her.
The note loosely translates to: “Hi Rafael. Would like you to sit with me today? Look for me and I will show you where I sit. We can color or simply tell scary stories. Thank you for your time. Signed, Amanda.” While it wasn’t a perfect translation, Rafael understood and now the two are close friends. Aww.
This just goes to show that if you make a little effort, and with the magic of modern technology, wonderful things can happen. Ok Google, now we’re a little misty-eyed.
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(h/t Huffington Post, photo via Getty)