In light of recent events, Cisnernos added, “George Floyd may be a catalyst to a revolution we need. I’m super proud the video has brought so much happiness and hope.”

The boys’ parents have also created an Instagram account for the best friends in an effort to tell their story and share educational content that addresses the question, “How do we enact change?” Cisnernos said. “I feel what every parent of a black child feels — it’s scary. How do you give them security without building anxiety?”

“Looking to better days,” read the caption of one recent post.

Cisnernos wants the families’ story to be a positive influence in the ongoing movement against racial injustice, but he has high hopes for the little boys, too.

“I hope we raise two little activists,” he said. “Children do see color, but it doesn’t matter to them.”