Posted: August 11, 2018

Texas dad walks son to kindergarten, college in viral tweet

Father, Son First Day Of School Photos Go Viral

By Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

STARKVILLE, Miss. —

Walking a child to their first day of school is a special milestone for many families, and one Texas dad is being praised for standing by his son all the way through his school career -- from kindergarten to college.

Charles Brockman III, an incoming freshman at Mississippi State University, shared a pair of photos on Twitter, thanking his dad for his support.

While he posted the photos last year, it’s getting a new wind on social media as families head back to school. 

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In one photo, dated 2004, Brockman walks next to his father on his first day of kindergarten. In the other photo, the two are also walking side-by-side, as Brockman moved into his college dorm room.

“From the first day of kindergarten to college move in. Thank you dad,” Brockman tweeted.

 

Brockman’s tweet has been shared nearly 70,000 times.

It was retweeted by one special person -- his father, Charles Brockman Jr., who showed pride for his son. 

 

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One photo shared by 17-year-old Charles Brockman III shows him and his father walking side-by-side on the first day of kindergarten. The next photo shows the pair walking side-by-side as his dad moves him into his college dorm room.

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“From the first day of kindergarten to college move in. Thank you dad,” Brockman wrote when sharing the photo on Twitter.

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According to the Dallas Morning News, Brockman graduated from Plano Senior High School in Texas in June. He’s now running track for Mississippi State University.

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“It hasn’t hit me yet because they’re still here, but I know it will hit me soon,” Brockman told the newspaper. “I’m happy they raised me to be who I am. But I know I got growing up to do.”

 

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Mississippi dad walks son to kindergarten, sends him to college in viral tweet

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Mississippi dad walks son to kindergarten, sends him to college in viral tweet

FILE PHOTO: Charles Brockman III is thanking his dad, Charles Jr., for supporting him by sharing a photo of them on his first day of kindergarten and moving into college.

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