Not all is lost — patriotism still exists in little pockets scattered here and there.
But it’s never been demonstrated more sweetly than by this little boy seen reciting the Pledge of Allegiance — when he thought no one was looking.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 7, 2017
Seven-year-old Wyatt Warner couldn’t pass up an opportunity to show respect for his country when he biked over to his neighbor’s home and saw Old Glory fluttering in the Utah breeze.
He stopped what he was doing, placed his hand over his heart and recited the pledge before ringing the doorbell. While he waited for the door to be answered, he gazed respectfully at the flag.
His act of patriotism was captured by the neighbor’s security camera and brought to the attention of her proud mother, Jami Warner, and eventually posted to Instagram.
“He doesn’t pledge allegiance, that I am aware of, other than at school … or at an event,” Jami said, according to Fox News. “I can’t remember a time when he did this on his own.”
She said that parents all too often see only the things that need correcting in their children.
“Sometimes we are only looking at them when we notice they are doing something wrong and we need to correct it. I wish I could see what my other two do when I am not looking,” she said.
“I wished I could show it to every parent who feels like what they teach their kids goes in one ear and out the other,” said Jami. “We try to teach our three kids about how lucky they are to live in this country and about the men and women who have served and died for our freedom.”
Clip via Fox News
Little Wyatt’s act of patriotism didn’t go unnoticed on social media either.
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How appropriate- on D-Day, this lad “gets it.” God bless you young man.
— GaryoneR (@Navyvet270) June 7, 2017
— Ju🇺🇸🇮🇱❤️🙏🏻 (@jlizza1) June 7, 2017
— Kimberly Teece (@kimberly_teece) June 7, 2017
Or a good mom 😊
— Caroline Audet (@CarolineMaudet) June 7, 2017
Jamie said that parents can sometimes learn from their children.
Children “born into today’s world are strong,” Jami added. “I think if we would watch more we would learn from their honesty and sincerity.”
The late humorist Art Linkletter used to host a show called, “Kids say the darnedest things.” Chalk this one up to darned awesome.
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