There’s no sibling rivalry here!
Ava Jackson, 3, and her big brother Tariq, 5, don’t always get along, but the little ones are proof that absence makes the heart grow fonder.
In a moving Instagram video uploaded by the children’s mother, Verlonda Jackson, little Ava and Tariq are shown running to each other and sharing a sweet embrace after Tariq returned home from school.
“Every afternoon at 4:04 p.m. when my son gets off the school bus from kindergarten, this happens,” Jackson wrote alongside the clip. “They greet each other with hugs, kisses, and walk home arm and arm saying things like, ‘You’re my favorite person.’ ‘Thanks. You’re my favorite person, too.’ ”
In the footage, little Ava, dressed in an all-purple outfit, is shown standing patiently on the sidewalk as the school bus pulls up. She begins jumping up and down as the children file off the school bus. And she takes off running when Tariq appears.
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Tariq jumps off the bus and heads to his little sister, swooping her up and carrying her to the sidewalk. He then places a kiss on Ava’s forehead and the two walk down the sidewalk with their arms wrapped around each other.
Jackson told ABC News that the emotional after-school reunions began earlier this year when Tariq started kindergarten.
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“I pulled out my phone to show my husband, ‘Look, we’re doing something right,’ ” she told the outlet. “It was such a pure moment.”