An Officer Escorts an Eight-Year-Old Student to the Father-Daughter Dance After Her Dad Passed Away
Now THIS is how you step up.
A guy named Nick Harvey is a school resource officer in Van Buren, Arkansas. And he’s usually stationed at the elementary school.
An eight-year-old student named Avey Cox is in second grade there. And tragically, her dad passed away during the holidays.
It’s impossible to even imagine how hard that’s been on her . . . and it got even HARDER earlier this month when the school had its annual father-daughter dance.
So Nick got the idea to step in, and escort Avey to the dance. He says, quote, “I reached out to [her] mother . . . Her mom talked to her about it and, the next day, I formally asked if she’d be my date to the daddy-daughter dance.”
Avey said yes, and they went to the dance together last week. She says, quote, “It meant a lot because I actually got to go and see all my friends . . . and have lots of fun.”
Nick says he’s hoping he can take her every year from now on . . . he has three daughters, but they’re all too old for the dances.
(Here’s a photo of them heading to the dance.)