We are still in Penang and when we sat by a local food stall, downing cold beer and people watching, a motorcycle pulled up. A local man with his son riding pillion, food container in hand, got off, approached a vendor to place his takeaway order. Meanwhile a foreign couple (French) with 2 children approached another vendor to enquire or place an order. In less than a minute, 2 young boys became friends, laughing & playing without a language problem.
Parting was actually sad with some tears as they somehow became buddies in 20 minutes. Language is no barrier in the beauty of children’s friendship and rapport.