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Jewish and Muslim Fathers, Kids At O'Hare Protest Photo Goes Viral

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Chicago Tribune photographer Nuccio DiNuzzo tweeted his photo of a Jewish and a Muslim child atop their father's shoulders at an immigration ban protest Monday. (Screen grab via Twitter)

By    |   Thursday, 02 Feb 2017 05:23 PM

A photo of a Jewish and Muslim child smiling at each other while being held on their fathers’ shoulders during a Monday protest at O’Hare airport is going viral as a symbol of hope and inclusion amid the temporary immigration ban.

Nuccio DiNuzzo, a photographer from the Chicago Tribune, captured the shot of a 9-year-old Jewish boy wearing a kippah and smiling widely at a 7-year-old Muslim girl wearing a hijab during the protest. Once the Tribune shared DiNuzzo's tweet of the photo, the photo was liked more than 21,000 times and retweeted 13,000 times.

 

 

The fathers did not know each other before the protest but chatted about how difficult it is to find a kosher/halal steakhouse and other topics, the Chicago Tribune reported. They exchanged phone numbers before the end of the protest and have now decided to get their families together for a meal next week.

Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell said he came to the protest with his son because of his Jewish grandparents’ experiences as refugees and in a concentration camp, the Tribune reported. Fatih Yildirim came with his wife and four children to give cookies to the attorneys who said they would represent people affected by Trump’s travel ban free of charge. The photo of their children is seen as a hopeful and inspirational message in uncertain times.

“It makes people feel good,” DiNuzzo said, Time reported. “It’s affecting people emotionally.”

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