A 5-year-old boy Michael Clack Jr was about to be formally adopted by his foster parents in a courtroom, and to celebrate the day with him, he invited his entire kindergarten class.
The boy’s emotional moment was captured in a photograph that was posted on Facebook by Kent County, Michigan, United States.
“Michael brought his entire kindergarten class with him today to witness his adoption,” the post said. “Not a dry eye in Judge Patricia Gardner’s courtroom,” the Court said in a post.
The photo shows rows of kindergarten children sitting behind Michael, waving paper hearts on sticks. Seated in front of them, on his chair, hands in the air, is the five-year-old, sitting beside his soon to be parents.
— MI Supreme Court (@MISupremeCourt) December 5, 2019
The picture has been widely circulated on social media and it received heartwarming responses.
Local reports stated that Michael’s kindergarten teacher encouraged the class to show up for the hearing to support Michael and to help educate the class on adoption.