Why are people sharing this photo?


Family portraits often prove popular on social media, but this one has inspired people to click the like button more than most.

American couple Aminat and Justin McClure posted it to celebrate their family’s mixed heritage, prompting thousands of people to share their own stories about growing up in dual and multi-cultured families.

The couple, who live in New Jersey, US, posed with their three children in West African-inspired outfits to honour Aminat’s Nigerian heritage. She left Lagos, in south west Nigeria, when her family moved to the US when she was little.

“We wanted to give the girls a lesson about how much diversity there is in the world so they learn to enrich themselves by opening their eyes to different cultures,” Justin told the BBC.

“As a family we like to make bold statements and I wanted to celebrate Aminat’s culture.”

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