Cricket

Nobody is born to hate; it’s something we are taught: Four-year-old cricket fan's touching gesture at MCG

A four-year-old boy from Australia has touched the hearts of cricket fans with a simple gesture this holiday season.

Aerial view of Melbourne Cricket Ground. AFP

Aerial view of Melbourne Cricket Ground. AFP

The story was first published as a letter in the Age newspaper in Australia and was shared on Twitter by a user named Alistair Hogg from Australia. The tweet went viral with over 6000 retweets and likes at the time this is being written.

Written by Thomas Reeh, from Ashburton, it recounts the experience of his four-year old son Edward. The boy was being checked by security before a cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), but didn't know how to respond to the guard's signals.

Edward was visiting his first Big Bash game at the MCG ground in Victoria, where the Sydney Thunder were playing the Melbourne Stars and was asked to undergo the security check at the entrance to the stadium and what happened next was both adorable and heart-touching.

Here's an excerpt from the letter:

"For Edward, our four-year-old, it was his first Big Bash game and he clearly isn't up with the latest terrorism precautions. A burly security guy doing the body scan crouched down and held out his arms to demonstrate the search position, so naturally Edward moved in and gave him a big hug. Trying to hold back laughter, the security guard held his arms out again and got a second hug, then a third hug. Makes you wonder how it ever came to this going to a cricket match. Nobody is born to hate; it’s something we are taught."

Read the full letter here:

'Nobody is born to hate; it’s something we are taught,' is a great thought as we move towards a new year, right?

Updated Date: December 31, 2015 13:35:47 IST

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