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This photo of two Little Leaguers glued to their phones is not what you think

These Little League players from South Dakota and the Dominican Republic bridged the language barrier to have a conversation thanks to Google Translate.
/ Source: TODAY

Looking at these two Little Leaguers sitting side by side while glued to their phones, you would think it's just another scene of kids zoning out to the screens in front of them.

However, these players from South Dakota and the Dominican Republic at the Little League World Series actually were having a conversation on Sunday - it was just the phones that were doing the talking.

Bob Holtzman, a former ESPN anchor now with Infield Chatter of the Major League Baseball Players Association, captured the sweet scene. He said the two players were bridging the language barrier using Google Translate.

The South Dakota team representing the Midwest in the U.S. bracket was eliminated from the tournament with a loss over the weekend, while the Dominican Republic team representing the Caribbean in the international bracket has a must-win game on Monday against Venezuela to keep its championship hopes alive.

In between games, players got a chance to hang out with each other at the athlete village in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

These two players used that time to make friends with someone from another country who doesn't speak the same language.

For once, "kids these days and their phones" meant a memory that may last a lifetime.

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