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In 5 minutes, the daily routines of 5 very different children tell a single human story.

Throughout a typical day, five children show that some things are true for everyone no matter how different we seem.

In 5 minutes, the daily routines of 5 very different children tell a single human story.

The story of these five children from five places with five faiths is just under ... five minutes long.

These children live in such different worlds.

But a new story emerges in this lovely video by The Mercadantes as the camera follows each child's day and then weaves it all together. You can see the same events happen in each child's life — told in the language of their place and faith.


Each child gets dressed and has breakfast.

Each one gets their shoes on.

Each child heads off to school, guided by a parent's loving hand.

And later, each child reaches inward.

These basic things remind us not to let our differences make us forget one very important thing: how alike we really are.

As Canada's women's soccer team prepares for its gold medal match against Sweden this week in Tokyo, it also prepares to make history as the first Olympic team to have an openly transgender, non-binary athlete win a medal at the games.

Quinn, the 25-year-old midfielder, announced their non-binary identity on social media last September, adopting they/them pronouns and a singular name. Quinn said they'd been living openly as a transgender person with their loved ones, but this was their first time coming out publicly.

"I want to be visible to queer folks who don't see people like them on their feed. I know it saved my life years ago," they wrote. "I want to challenge cis folks ( if you don't know what cis means, that's probably you!!!) to be better allies."

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