A 5-year-old Tennessee boy made a grand entrance on his first day at kindergarten using in on a firetruck in honor of his late father.
Cooper Brooks was “smiling ear to ear” as he rode alongside dad Christopher’s colleagues from the Sullivan County Volunteer Hearth Division for the momentous event.
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Christopher, a husband, father of three and volunteer firefighter, died simply over three months in the past, on Could 7, in a motorbike accident.
As a younger boy, Christopher’s personal father had taken him to highschool in a firetruck and he needed to share the identical expertise along with his son.
“He by no means forgot it, and his buddies thought it was so cool that he and his twin brother acquired to experience the hearth truck to highschool,” Cooper’s mother, Jessica Brooks, informed “Good Morning America.”
“He hoped we may make that occur for Cooper,” she stated.
Assistant Hearth Chief Josh Kemp stated he “jumped on the probability” to take Cooper to highschool, who was additionally accompanied by firefighter Ty Wallace for the experience.
“I really feel we’re all one huge household,” Kemp informed “GMA.” “We had been within the truck simply crammed with pleasure.”
Kemp stated Christopher would’ve been “extraordinarily proud” of the second, and Cooper’s mother was completely happy to see Christopher’s dream come true.
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“It melted my coronary heart simply to see my husband’s needs being fulfilled, and simply remembering him how a lot it meant to him,” Jessica informed “GMA”. “Cooper is ready to lengthen that reminiscence. It is bittersweet.”