Instead Of Letting A Language Barrier Get In The Way, This 10-Year-Old Used Google Translate To Ask A Boy To Eat With Her

"Would you like to sit with me today?"

When Amanda Moore wanted to eat with a new classmate, Rafael Anaya, she wasn't going to let a language barrier get in the way. 

The 10-year-old originally tried to ask Rafael to have lunch when she saw him sitting by himself. From the experience, she noticed that Rafael didn't speak much English. ABC7 reports that Rafael moved from Mexico, so he speaks Spanish, but not much English. 

Instead of giving up because of the language barrier, Amanda decided to write a letter with the help of Google Translate.

Amanda's family had previously hosted exchange students and used the app to communicate, so the little girl knew it could help her make a new friend.

Amanda's mom, Kimber Kandard, helped her proofread the letter and she also shared it on the Love What Matters Facebook page

The translated letter roughly reads, "Would you like to sit with me today? Look for me and I will show you where I sit. We can color or simply tell scary stories. Thank you for your time. Signed, Amanda."

Since the post was shared on October 31, it has received 19,000 likes and the video of Amanda reading her letter out loud has 329,000 reviews and counting. 

The letter has also helped Rafael and Amanda form a new friendship. The two are spending time together, and they even went trick-or-treating on Halloween. Their budding friendship shows that there are no barriers when it comes to friendship. There is only kindness. 


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