Viral Subway Photo Shows What Really Makes America Great
News| | By Steven Lerner
Fourth of July weekend came and went, as people celebrated as usual with fireworks. But one New Yorker took the time to snap a viral photo to show America what the true meaning of patriotism really is.
On July 2, actor Rachel MacKnight was traveling in New York City’s C Line on the subway when she spotted two families of different cultural backgrounds sitting together. Each family had young children and they were all smiling with one another.
Amazed at the incredible moment of multicultural tranquility, MacKnight snapped a photo of the two families and shared it to Twitter.
“Taken today on the C Train,” Rachel MacKnight tweeted. “Thiiiiiis is what makes America great. Happy 4th of July, y’all.”
As of July 7, the tweet received over 17,000 retweets and over 70,000 shares.
Taken today on the C Train. Thiiiiiis is what makes America great. Happy 4th of July, y'all. ❤️? pic.twitter.com/2b7Q89E2EI
— Rachel MacKnight (@rachmacknight) July 2, 2017
After the photo went viral, people tweeted how great it is.
That's my normal train. Great capture!
— Natalie G Tucker (@Nat_Tuck) July 4, 2017
This made my day!!! Happy fourth to all! ❤️???️??
— ballgirlpdx (@heartsnbonespdx) July 4, 2017
So sweet. That's my America.
— L.E. Harding (@gloloh) July 4, 2017
This photo proves that even during recent increases of racism and Islamophobia, Americans can still get along.