Nettles and Parker took part in
Charleston United, an event created by local churches that would allow
residents, both black and white, to come together in solidarity.
“The way my city has responded to the
hate is something I haven’t seen in a long time and I think it’s the start of
something greater in this country,” Nettles told the Huffington Post. “The
world expects violence, riots, bitterness and more hate, but we are doing a
wonderful job of showing how love wins. It’s definitely hard to ‘love your
enemies’ and much easier to fight violence with violence and hate with hate,
but what good does that do?”
However, he was most impressed with
how his son reacted. See the incredible photo below.
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is exactly what this country needs.
When Nettles saw his son Parker hug a
stranger without a second thought he wrote this:
“This picture was hard to take and
hard to edit… because Parker doesn’t understand how powerful that hug is. To
him it’s just a hug. He doesn’t understand that he’s hugging a black woman and
that he’s a white boy. He doesn’t understand that just last week there was
another white boy who decided to murder several black people – just because
To him, it’s just a hug with another
It’s probably the most beautiful hug
I’ve ever witnessed.”
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love inspires you!