U.S. – Mexico Border Seesaws Bring Children From Both Sides To Play Together

U.S. – Mexico Border Seesaws Bring Children From Both Sides To Play Together

Some of our happiest memories come from our childhood, when were smiling all day, having a lot of fun with our friends in playgrounds, and not giving a damn about anything in the world.

However, when you think about a heavily guarded border, the last thing you think about having there is a seesaw. And yet, like something out of a fairytale, a set of pink seesaws showed up in the middle of the U.S. border wall with Mexico.
Expectedly, they became an instant hit on the internet, and many people went to have fun on them, not minding the border wall that separated them.

The people behind the playful idea were two professors: Ronald Rael, a professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Virginia San Fratello, an associate professor of design at San José State University.

The seesaws were installed at the U.S. – Mexico border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.

Rael first posted photos and videos of the seesaws in action, and people absolutely loved them. Rael’s post was liked more than 132k likes in just two days, and over 3,800 people commented on it.

This is what Rael wrote next to the mega-popular post:

As we all know already, one of the things Donald Trump is best known and criticized for is his infamous border wall.
The US supreme court recently ruled in Trump’s favor, and allowed him to use 2.5 billion dollars on four contracts to replace existing barriers with fencing.

However, even though people often criticize Trump for his border wall plans, presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush have all authorized projects to expend the border wall.

This is what people thought about the brilliant seesaw idea:


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