The child pointed and said “she’s a n****r”.
The child was about 3 years old sitting in a shopping trolley pushed by her mother.
The mother shushed the child harshly.
The woman that the child pointed at turned around and looked at the child.
She smiled and spoke to her kindly and with love in her eyes
“You are a clever child. I was born in Africa, in a country called Ghana. I have brown skin like many people who are born there. Ghana is a long way from here. The sun shines a lot. We wear colourful clothes with reds and greens and yellows. The sea is near where I grew up, my brothers went fishing in small boats and caught huge fish which were delicious to eat. I live here now and I am happy here because I can meet lovely children like you.”
She turned around, pushed her trolley to the counter, paid and disappeared.