Our family of 10 was on vacation and we were visiting relatives. We were eating dinner in a room surrounded with windows, so we could see everything going on outside. The adults were enjoying conversation and the kids were bored. My 7 and 8 year olds announced, "Look, that kid is playing with a nerf gun. We are going to play with him." And just like that the 2 boys went outside and started playing with this stranger. Just like that.
The boy was a different color and a different culture. The kids never noticed. They played a long time, chasing each other and running around together. We could see them through the windows. When it was time to leave I called my boys . I said, "What is your friends name?" They had no idea. "How old is he?' They had no idea. That didn't matter. He was another human being. I remember thinking the kid's guardians were probably in the same room as me, and I would never dream of going over to them and making friends. Way too taboo....too may invisible barriers...It would be odd, strange, impolite almost. Adults could learn a lot from children.