Kip Moore: “I Pray We Teach Our Kids to Simply Love”

Urges Fans to #BeTheChange

Watching the news, it’s easy to get bummed out and forget that there is still love in this world. Two too many times this summer, President Barack Obama has ordered that the American flag be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of deadly shootings in Dallas and Orlando, Florida.

Kip Moore hopes a new Facebook video will inspire followers reconnect to the times of their innocent childhood where race and hate were never an issue.

Filmed at Nashville’s Sevier Park in the 12th South neighborhood, the 40-second clip shows children of different races and ages playing tag on the playground while Moore shares a park bench with The Farm’s Damien Horne and Sam Hunt guitarist Tyrone Carreker.

In the footage, Moore’s message is simple: “It’s a beautiful thing how when kids are born, they don’t see color. They don’t feel hate. It’s a really sad thing that we’ll teach them how to do both.”

His video came with a note. “Loving each other and taking care of one another seems like such a simple task yet has never seemed so out of reach,” he wrote. “I hope we can all look at ourselves in the mirror and end this vicious cycle. I pray we teach our kids to simply love and let the hate die with those holding onto it #BeTheChange”

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.