I hope you’re a kid and not a green frog.
‘Cuz frogs won’t get what I’m going to say.
All frogs think about is saying, “rivet” all day.
I act like a kid and talk like one too.
And all that I want is to be friends with you.
Do you feel different or hurt in some way?
I sure do at times every single day.
If you’re like me, sometimes you’re sad.
And that’s okay ‘cuz sad is not bad!
I used to be just like all other dogs.
I could run and play and jump over logs.
Then everything changed the day I got hurt.
I needed to get wheels ‘cuz my legs didn’t work.
Is there something about you that isn’t the same?
And other kids laugh and you feel ashamed?
I love being different ‘cuz that makes me cool.
Now that we’re friends, let’s visit your school.
Everyone will know that we are so tight.
And kids will be nice ‘cuz they know I can bite.
Isn’t that great? It’s you and it’s me.
We’ll always be friends. I hope you agree.
Wherever we go, no one is the same.
They are different colors and don’t have the same name.
There are kids who are dark and kids who are light.
Kids who can’t hear and kids with no sight.
There are kids who are wide and kids who are tall.
And kids who don’t know that they are children at all.
There are kids who are fast and kids who are slow
And kids who play ball and kids who can sew.
There are kids who are rich and kids who are poor.
Kids climbing trees and kids on the floor.
There are kids with one leg and kids with one arm.
Kids from the city and kids from a farm.
Now what do you think about you and about me?
We may be different but so are kids that we see.
Knowing everyone’s different in some way
Can make us feel better and brighten our day.
So let’s make the most of what we can do.
It’s all about me and it’s all about you.
We are the ones who can reach up to the stars
The future is great ‘cuz the future is ours.
So now that you get that it’s great to be you.
Let’s teach that to all so they’ll get it too.
So what is the message that kids need to know?
It’s about understanding and making it grow.
It’s not about wrong or about being right.
It’s about having courage and avoiding the fight.
Now that we’re friends, we can always stand tall
Even if we’re short or can’t walk at all.
Being your friend will be my new role
Pride in your differences will be your new goal.
Are you feeling ready? I am so let’s go!
It’s you and it’s me meeting new friends and foe.
So what do you think that we should do next?
I have some ideas and they’re based on respect.
Respect and kindness will help us be strong.
When there is more kindness, more kids will belong.
Understanding all others is what we have learned.
Respect and acceptance is what we have earned.
You are my buddy and we are both cool!
Let’s show the whole world that differences rule!