Photo: Jackie Summers
Jackie Summers
The photo that went viral: Jewish couple and Muslim mother
A man named Jackie Summers posted a photo that went viral overnight, showing a Jewish couple sitting beside a Muslim mother feeding her baby, after both insisted on the other taking the seat; Summers, a Taoist, ended up giving his seat and showing the internet what he believes America is all about.

A Taoist man named Jackie Summers posted a picture on Sunday of what he believes encapsulates America—cultural, racial and religious freedom and coexistence.



“A Taoist (me) gives up his seat so a Hasidic couple can sit together. They scoot over so a Muslim mother can sit and nurse her baby, on Easter Sunday,” Summers wrote under the image, which he posted on Facebook. The post got about 77 thousand likes and was shared about 60 thousand times.


Photo: Jackie Summers
Photo: Jackie Summers


“This is my America: people letting people be people," Summers added.


The picture went viral over night, shown by many as a beautiful example of diversity they believe America should stand for.


The New York Daily Mail noted that a number of Facebook users praised Summers’ sentiment—and took slight jabs at President Trump, who has been accused of peddling racism and xenophobia since launching his historically divisive campaign.


“THIS, is what makes America great and these days I’ve been struggling to find ways to feel good about America,” Lisa Smith Zwart commented on the photo. “Thank you for restoring a little of my faith in humanity today, Jackie.”


(Translated and edited by Lior Mor)


First published: 04.19.17, 22:42
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