Speaking of delicious, baby...
These two brothers and their matching coats and lollipops just had "lucky" written all over them. In China, under the one child policy, it is considered lucky to have a boy, but to have two boys is double lucky. And as if that isn't enough, they are wearing the colors of luck, and have lollipops to match.
Of course, I had a feeling that posting this image and "telling it like it is" re: kids in China would stir some sentiment. The first comment I received on this post proved so. I agree. While this is by no means an effort to sugar coat the realities, I decided to add 2 more photos to this post, along with the story behind them.
First, the adorable smiling girl I noticed at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai:
Well, what really caught my eye other than her contagious smile was the person holding her. Of course, it was he whom I asked permission to photograph his darling girl. He replied with a thick Spanish accent. Turns out he was the newly adopted father for this little Chinese girl. He and his wife came from Spain to adopt her, and were spending some time traveling the country with their new daughter. I have rarely seen a father exuding so much love as this man. When I commented that she is so lucky to have been adopted by such a loving parent, he replied, "no...I am the lucky one."
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