On the first day of school, a second-grade boy from Kansas spotted his classmate, who has autism, crying by himself outside. Without a second’s hesitation, he went over and comforted him, helping him through. Here’s the best back to school story you’ll read all month…
The Little Boy Who Spotted His Classmate Crying
They say children are brutally honest, but they can also be incredibly kind. Just take Christian Moore, for example. He’s an eight-year-old boy from Wichita, Kansas, who just started second grade.
Moore attends Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School, which he loves. And his first day of second grade started tremendously. However, after his mom dropped him off at school, Moore noticed a boy, crying outside, all by himself. It was his classmate, Connor Crites. Crites has autism and often finds it difficult to speak, especially in new environments. It was then that Little Moore made an incredible gesture towards his crying classmate.
Sharing The Amazing Moment
After Moore noticed his classmate crying, he didn’t wait for a second to step in and help. He did the most humane, simple thing one could do: he took Crites’ hand and led him into the school.
Moore’s mother, Courtney stayed and watched the entire event unfold. Later, in a touching Facebook post, she shared her son’s deed, writing, “It is an honor to raise such a loving, compassionate child! He’s a big kid with a big heart, the first day of school started off right,” Mrs. Moore wrote. A picture was also shared, showing the two boys holding hands. Mrs. Crites, April, re-shared to her Facebook Mrs. Moore’s post. “This made me sad, but also absolutely warmed my heart. I’m so happy a caring little boy was so kind to my baby.”
In the following days, Mrs. Crties spoke with USA Today. She shared that she thought the first day of school might be “overwhelming” for her boy and that she worried that the other kids might make fun of or bully Connor. She added, “I started crying when I saw the picture. I couldn’t believe it. The fact that Christian was able to be there and comfort Conner with a simple gesture, was just awesome. I’m not even able to do that!”
“I Got Happy Tears”
While the picture of the boys holding hands went viral, Moore’s good deed did not end there. After he comforted Crites, Moore, with his incredible kid-senses, knew that he had to be patient and attentive to Crites’ needs. He waited until everyone went to class, so the hallways were quiet. Then, he walked Crites into class. And: they’ve been the best of friends ever since.
It’s a big deal for the Crites family to send Connor to school, as having a child with autism comes with so many struggles. But Connor is a champ, according to his family – and now Mrs. Crties is happy there’s someone at school that her son can rely on. Connor told USA Today, “He found me and held my hand, and I got happy tears. He was kind to me. I was in the first day of school, and I started crying then he helped me, and I was happy.”