Boy Dresses Like School’s Security Officer For ‘Dress As Your Favorite Person Day’
You have to see the sweet way he honored his 'best friend.'
For Lester Elementary School's "Dress As Your Favorite Person Day," students often dress as someone famous. Kindergartner Easton Blocker chose a different route. He wanted to wear the same outfit as his personal hero: his school's security officer, Jeffrey Cross.
"He's infatuated with Officer Cross," Easton's mother Lauryn Blocker told Good Morning America. "He will tell you, 'That's my best friend!'"
Blocker bought her five-year-old son a bright yellow shirt with a badge graphic that matched Cross' shirt. She glued vinyl letters to the back of the tee that read "Junior Security." A pair of black pants completed the outfit.
Cross, who has been working at the Jacksonville, FL school since August, was floored that one of the students would choose him as their favorite person.
"Most of the scholars are expected to dress as their teachers or fellow classmates," said Cross, a 35-year-old father. "Easton, ever since the first day of school, he comes up and hugs me. He's adorable. He has a very fun, high-spirited personality."
Blocker invited Cross to join her son for a game of kickball at their house on Wednesday so that Easton could spend some time with his BFF.
"For someone who my son looks up to so much I'm going to say, 'Hey, this is how much he adores you,'" Blocker said.
After the school district shared the story of the sweet friendship to social media, the comments and likes started pouring in.
"That is so very heartwarming, what a great story," Debbie Kidwell Ryan wrote. "God love the security officer for being such a wonderful example to this little boy and a super person."
Easton's mom made him a special t-shirt to match Officer Cross. Lauryn Blocker/Facebook
Another woman shared how her own son chose to dress up as his school's resource officer:
"Of all the superheroes in his world my son chose to dress up as his School Resource Officer, Officer Caleb Lewis," Julie Cook Gregory wrote. "Officer Lewis is a true asset to our school and such a positive role model to the kids!! It is great to see you highlight such outstanding people @GMA!!"
What an awesome story about the power of friendship. We hope their bond continues to grow!