When Heather Nelson dropped her little boy off at school, she watched from the car line to make sure that he made it into the building safely. But just as Royce got to the front door, the kindergartener stopped in his tracks and bowed his head.
Heather, who was confused why her son wasn't making his way to class since he was running late, called from the car window for the child to go inside. But as other kids passed him as they made their way to their own classroom, Royce didn't budge.
A police officer standing in the front of the building saw Heather calling to her son and let the concerned mom know what her child was doing: he was proudly partaking in the pledge of allegiance with his hand over his heart.
"Since they do not have prayer in schools, he says a little prayer silently and that's exactly what he was doing," Heather shared on Facebook. "I was so proud that he stopped when the Pledge of Allegiance came, stood his ground and did not move as the other kids were going in, and then took time out and prayed. [He] did not even care or think twice about it."