It is elementary to criticize or not accept what is different from us. Seeing someone with traits that are foreign to what we believe to be “normal” is often a reason for discrimination. Judging people by their appearance should not be something we must get used to. On the contrary, there must be a radical change in this regard.
If history has taught us anything, segregation and discrimination against different ethnic, religious, or sexual preference groups have been reason enough to cause problems, riots, and even wars.
However, it is necessary to remember that being different is not always bad. Sometimes it is extraordinary without realizing it.
Like the story of a little boy from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, everyone was surprised after seeing a TikTok and seeing what made him different from other children his age and ethnicity.
With his brown skin and striking blue eyes, he attracted many people’s attention, but also amazed with his birthmark on the middle of his face up to his hair, which was lightning-shaped and yellowish-white in color. The boy has a very rare genetic abnormality. Pretty.
Raoul Tsasa is the user who has uploaded the videos to the social network and is the boy’s older brother.
The first video he published of the little one already has almost 5,000,000 views, some 429,200 likes, and 16,100 comments, where people have dedicated themselves to praising the interesting and standard features of the infant.
“It is as if the light wanted to escape from within what a beautiful being of light”, read the comments. Other users have suggested that the child could have Waardenburg syndrome. This genetic condition causes people to have these pigmentation changes in their skin, eyes, or hair, but they also suffer from deafness.
Whether due to the medical condition or not, this little boy has won the hearts of millions with his innocent face, in addition to giving visibility to something that is probably frowned upon in various African communities.