16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Cousins at the Washington County Fair

My sister’s kids and my own are not just cousins, they are best friends. Her oldest two daughters (6 and 5) and my oldest daughter (3) share a bond that is indescribable. While walking to do the Ferris wheel at the fair, my daughter Ainsley fell. Emma and Ava helped her up, put their arms around her, and the three continued on towards the ride. None of them knew I was watching and it’s a moment that although small, is a perfect example of love, support, and friendship.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 7 Plus
Copyright: © Mindy McNeely