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Boys who wanted same haircut to look alike recognized as 'heroes'

Posted March 13

Two preschoolers- one black and one white- who gained national attention when they wanted to get the same haircut so their teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart were recognized Monday for being role models.

Louisville Metro Police Officer Amber Ross stopped by the boys’ school Monday to surprise Jax and Reddy with gifts.

Ross invited the best friends into the hallway, surprising them with presents and matching t-shirts for pajama day at school. That way, they would look more alike.

As usual, Jax and Reddy shared their new goodies with their classmates, but Ross wanted to leave more than just material gifts.

“With everything going on in the world today, you have these two kids that say their hair is the only thing that’s making them different,” Ross said. “When they see this uniform, they get all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. What these kids don’t know in this moment right here, they’re my heroes to be able to come in and meet them. It’s a blessing to be able to come out and do this.

Not only did the boys get to meet members of the LMPD, some companies recognized them by sending them brand new beds and hair clippers.

The boys were also invited by the Miami Heat to attend one of their games in courtside seats and received their own customized jerseys.


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