Heather Nelson was dropping her son Royce off at school on August 30th when she snapped a photo that has been viewed millions of times in the last week. Her kindergartner son stopped dead in his tracks as he entered the building, recited the pledge of allegiance and then prayed thanking God for the day he was given. As his classmates streamed around him, Royce wouldn’t budge until he was finished with his show of respect and thankfulness.
“I couldn’t really tell what he was doing and I was saying ‘Royce..go..go’ as kids walked around him,” Nelson wrote on Facebook. “Well he didn’t budge and I thought what is this child doing?”
A campus police officer approached Royce and asked him what he was doing, and she was blown away.
“I couldn’t believe that he acknowledged that that was a moment of, you know, you need to stop do the pledge and he just did,” said Officer Cibby Moore. “He just ignored all the kids around him and kept doing it. And it was awesome.”
“Thank you God. Thank you for giving me a wonderful day,” Royce added to the pledge in prayer.