With all the headlines featuring some professional athlete or celebrity disrespecting our country by not standing for the National Anthem, it can be easy to forget not everyone is on board the liberal nonsense train.
In fact, little Royce Woodrow Thompson is one young man who’s been taught what it means to honor the flag and the nation it represents, and his example will give you hope for the future of America.
According to KRVN, As he was about to enter Roy J Wollam Elementary School, he heard the children inside beginning to recite the pledge. Despite the possibility of getting in trouble for being tardy, he stopped dead in his tracks to put his hand over his heart to recite the pledge along with his classmates.
His mother, Heather Nelson Thompson, was confused at first about what her son was doing. But once she realized how patriotic her 5-year-old son was being, she snapped a photo to document the proud moment. The picture has now gone viral with nearly 2,500 shares on Facebook.
“I was like, ‘Royce! Go, go, you’re going to be late!’ It looked like he was looking at his shoes, and I was like, ‘That’s not like Royce. He’s not the type to have an attitude,’” Thompson, of Santa Fe, Texas, told ABC News of her initial confusion. “I didn’t hear the intercom because I had two other kids in the back, and then the officer stopped me and said lightly, ‘He’s good, he’s good. He just said the pledge of allegiance.’”
Thompson isn’t surprised by her son’s touching actions because “he always does the right thing,” she said. “He’s so awesome.”
“It was amazing. Kind of makes you wake up and go, ‘Wow,’” Santa Fe Independent School District officer Cibby Moore told local affiliate KTRK.
People across the country are certainly wowed by the his actions, too. The outpouring of support has blown Thompson away.
“There’s so much doubt in the world right now about love for our country and God and it’s so awesome to see that there’s still so many fans of it all,” said the proud mom. “All of these people are loving him respecting God and the flag, and it’s nice to know they’re on our team.”
When Thompson’s mother picked him up from school later that day, she asked him why he stopped to say the pledge to which he answered, “Duh Mom, that’s what you’re supposed to do.”
And to top it all off, he was excused for his tardiness too.
In a time when kids are constantly being bombarded by progressives at every turn, doing their best to make them anti-American in their thinking, it’s wonderful and encouraging to see a young man like Royce doing what he knows is right.
One can only hope his parents continue to foster that sense of morality, of right and wrong, in his life so that he develops strong character, a trait that is sorely needed in our nation right now.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]