The greatest moments in life deserved to be shared with friends. So it’s likely no surprise that when a year-old Michigan boy was set to be adopted, his entire kindergarten class decided to join him.
Michael has been in foster care since last Thanksgiving, but this year, Michael had a new reason to be thankful. So his teacher, Mrs. MsKee, reached out to his foster parents and shared an idea. She wanted to attend the court hearing that would officially see Michael find his forever home. And she wasn’t alone. Michael’s entire class from Wealthy Elementary were on hand to witness a moment young Michael and his family have been looking forward to for so long.
The class brought hearts and signs to show their love and support for their peer. It’s that support that Michael’s newly adoptive mom says helped him endure the past year. From inviting Michael over for play dates to simply just being there for him, it was so many small acts that helped lead to this monumental day. “We didn’t have any kids prior to that, and things got pretty chaotic in a hurry,” his father told CNN.
Perhaps the most touching part was when the judge asked those in attendance to share what Michael means to them. The children standing up to share “I love Michael” and “Michael is my best friend.
Many have taken to social media to share their own accounts of love and support received during adoptions as well as most commenters sharing the fact that the post had made them bawl uncontrollably.
Wow this one got to me. I’m sitting in the bank waiting on the assistant manager with tears coming down my face. I know how kids feel so rejected. I worked with juvenile sex offenders & a lot of it was learned behavior. So i was a man in their lives Seeing how i had daughters.
— Stephen (@Stephen92986371) December 5, 2019
Great! Now I’m crying sitting at a restaurant by myself. What an awesome story.
— Tim Smith (@smithtj73) December 5, 2019
While posts such as this tug at our heart-strings, they serve as a reminder that good exists all around us. Especially in the hearts of children.