The Opposite of Kaepernick: A Patriotic Kindergartener's Actions Caught on Camera Go Viral
Aimee Herd-Opinion : Sep 7, 2016
"The officer said, 'mom he's doing good, he stopped for the Pledge of Allegiance (and then she puts her hand over her heart to show me) and now he's praying.'"
As a mom, I can really appreciate those "proud mama moments," when we realize somewhere along the line our kids 'got' what we were trying to teach them, and they do something really special. (Photo via Facebook)
A little boy named Royce did just that, and made his mama (and thousands of others) very happy by his love for his country and how he showed it one day, when he was late for kindergarten.
Heather L. Nelson posted the photo above on Facebook, along with the following message, which has since gone viral...
*PROUD MOMMY ALERT* I had dropped Royce off in the line... by the time I drove up he was doing this... I couldn't really tell what he was doing and I was saying "Royce... go, go" as kids walked around him. Well he didn't budge and I thought what is this child doing? The officer said "mom he's doing good, he stopped for the Pledge of Allegiance (and then she puts her hand over her heart to show me) and now he's praying". Since they do not have prayer in schools he says a little prayer silently and that's exactly what he was doing. I was so proud that he stopped when the Pledge of Allegiance came and stood his ground and did not move as the other kids were going in and then took time out and prayed and did not even care or think twice about it. This is such a beautiful picture...
Thanks for posting, Heather, it brings us hope. Especially in light of certain football players who display the opposite.