Sometimes we get too caught up in all of the negative news that we so often see in the mainstream media that we forget about all the good things that are also happening at the same time. So it’s nice to see something heartwarming, positive, and encouraging.
A 5-year old boy who had been in foster care was going to be adopted by his foster family and the boy wanted to invite his entire kindergarten class to his adoption hearing.
According to The Daily Wire,
A 5-year-old boy in Michigan invited his entire kindergarten class to his adoption hearing so they could be part of his moment. Of course they showed up.
CBS News reported Michael Orlando Clark Jr. “was officially adopted on Thursday and all his friends showed up to the Kent County Courthouse in Michigan to celebrate with him.”
Kent County’s Facebook page posted a photo of Clark’s hearing. His classmates can be seen in the background holding up hearts for support.
The Facebook page for Kent County wrote:
Yesterday we brought you the story of Michael. He invited his kindergarten class to his adoption hearing because, in his words, they are part of his family.
We knew people would love Michael, but we were surprised at how fast and how far this story traveled.
Michael was on NBC Nightly News and ABC’s World News Tonight, The Today Show, Good Morning America and hundreds of other media outlets worldwide.
His story was seen by 12 million people on this Facebook page alone.
Perhaps the interest in Michael’s story proves that the things that unite us are far more important to us than the things that divide us.
We learned this lesson from a five year old who never endeavored to teach.
He simply let us witness love, effortlessly.
Thank you, Michael