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    The Sad Picture Of A Child At A Shut-Down Zoo Is Not Actually A Sad Picture

    "He's laughing."

    This picture made everybody sad:

    But according to an article in the Washington Post, by someone who actually knows the boy in the picture, the image isn't actually of a forlorn child being denied a zoo visit.

    Our children, fortunately, are oblivious: to the shutdown, to the comments, to the fact that the zoo is closed, to anything but the pleasure of climbing on a gate while taking a walk with your father in your favorite monkey hat. The picture doesn't show the little boy's face, but I promise you, he's laughing.

    The picture isn't sad anymore! Yay!

    It's still sad the zoo's shut, though.

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