This schoolgirl didn’t let a language barrier stop her from asking a classmate to be her friend

Joseph McCormick November 7, 2016
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An elementary school student in the US state of California has proven that a language barrier need not be a barrier to friendship.

After noticing her classmate Rafael Anaya eating lunch on his own, student Amanda Moore decided to do something about it.

But realising that Anaya doesn’t speak much English, she decided she’d write him a note.

Using Google Translate, Moore wrote a letter in Spanish to Rafael, and asked her mom to check it over.

After her mom recorded Amanda reading the note out loud, the video has been shared and viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

The letter 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,’” Kinard wrote.”

ABC7 reports that Rafael moved to California from Mexico, and he is still learning English.

Since the video of Amanda reading her note out went viral, the two have become friends, and were photographed trick-or-treating together.

Watch Amanda read out her note below:

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