5 Great Things: Naptime photo, #colorblind, officer jumps rope - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

5 Great Things: Naptime photo, #colorblind, officer jumps rope

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

It was another great week in the Mid-South, and this week in particular spread a lot of positivity on social media.

Love is colorblind

A photo from Presbyterian Day School in Clarksdale, Mississippi, shared a simple message of love this week. As of Friday morning, the picture of two girls, one Caucasian and One African-American, holding hands during naptime was liked more than 135,000 times, shared almost 50,000 times, and even got the attention of The Today Show.

Colorblind friendships

The naptime photo sparked an even bigger movement on social media, prompting others to share their own photos of hope, love and friendship with the hashtag, #colorblind.

Memphis BBQ March Madness

In conjunction with March Madness, Thrillist.com created a bracket set out to name the best BBQ in America. No surprise, three Memphis joints advanced to the "Elite 8:" Payne's Bar-B-Que, Cozy Corner BBQ, and Central BBQ.

Police officer jumps rope

A Marion, Arkansas, police officer took a few minutes to show a group of girls his mad jump rope skills. Officer Eric Jackson posted a video to his Facebook of him jumping rope with kids in a neighborhood. As of Friday morning, it got more than 1,000 shares and more than 70,000 views.

Officer Jackson said, " I believe now is the time to start building the trust back and bridging the gap between police and citizens."

The Spring Break Experience

The City of Memphis helped keep kids active, safe and out of trouble during spring break this week. The Spring Break Experience program provided activities like jump rope, dancing and basketball, and was free at all Memphis Community Centers.

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