Kindergartner Royce Thompson, already running late for school, stopped in his tracks Thursday at the entranceway to Wollam Elementary School.
He placed his hand over his heart in honor of the Pledge of Allegiance, which had just begun.
“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,” Officer Cibby Moore told FOX 26 in Houston. “He just ignored all the kids around him and kept doing it. And it was awesome.”
His mother Heather Nelson had been urging him to go into the building when she realized what he was doing. He followed the pledge with a silent prayer.
“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,” she wrote in a post on Facebook. “This is such a beautiful picture.”
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