There are a lot of great things about little kids, but one of the best is that once they know how to show affection, they aren’t stingy when it comes to giving it away to the people they love.
One mama experienced this affection first-hand when her son returned to preschool after surviving Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The kids welcome was a sweet way to return home after a devastating experience.
Takara Capron and her 3-year-old son, Kai, currently live in Florida where Takara is attending college, however, their home is on the island of Grand Bahama which was recently devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
The mother and son were at their Bahamian residence when the hurricane hit, which meant they stayed for a while to clean up the mess and try to salvage as much as they could.
The family did not come out of the storm without damage. According to Takara, their “house got flooded” and they “lost everything”. Still, she kept a positive attitude saying,
I don’t care, they are material things. We have life, which cannot be replaced. In my 22 years of life, I have never seen anything like this. But at Kai’s 3rd year of life, he has experienced a storm that he refers to as a monster. A storm that makes him jump and hide at the sound of strong wind. A storm that inspired him to be brave and put on his life vest, saying ‘Mommy.. I have to go save the children in the water!’
He doesn’t even like to hear the name Dorian. I felt this for the kids.. Thank you to all of my family and friends who checked up on us continuously throughout the storm and even offered their help. Thank you to EVERYONE who is already helping my people. MOST IMPORTANTLY, thank God for getting us through this!
After they returned home to Florida, Kai and Takara had to get back into the swing of things and routine of everyday life. When Kai walked into his classroom at preschool, Takara was overwhelmed by the kindness the other students showed her son.
As soon as Kai walked in the door, a swarm of kids gathered and hugged their friend, telling him how much they missed him while he was gone. Takara said that “the love [Kai] received from his friends as soon as he walked into class was so touching”.
These little kids had no idea what their friend had been through, but they knew he needed some hugs and affection. Their sweet greeting surely stuck with both Kai and his mom and gave them comfort after such a devastating and terrifying experience.
Watch the kids’ sweet welcome to Kai in the video below and spread the love by sharing with your friends.
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