Texas boy running late to class stops for Pledge of Allegiance, prayer

SANTA FE, Texas — A Texas kindergartner is getting national attention after his mother posted a picture of him standing outside of his school praying and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

The photo, which was posted on Facebook last Thursday, details the heartwarming moment.

According to the post, Royce Thompson’s mom was dropping him off at school when he heard his fellow classmates reciting the Pledge of Allegiance that played over the loudspeakers. Instead of running to class, he joined in and said a quick prayer.

During his prayer, Royce told KRIV that he thanked God for giving him a wonderful day.

“I was so proud that he stopped when the Pledge of Allegiance came and stood his ground and did not move as the other kids were going in and then took time out and prayed and did not even care or think twice about it,” said Heather Nelson in the post.

Here is the original post:

🚨PROUD MOMMY ALERT🚨 I had dropped Royce off in the line..by the time I drove up he was doing this.. I couldn’t really tell what he was doing and I was saying “Royce..go..go” as kids walked around him. Well he didn’t budge and I thought what is this child doing? The officer said “mom he’s doing good, he stopped for the Pledge of Allegiance ( and then she puts her hand over her heart to show me) and now he’s praying”. Since they do not have prayer in schools he says a little prayer silently and that’s exactly what he was doing. I was so proud that he stopped when the Pledge of Allegiance came and stood his ground and did not move as the other kids were going in and then took time out and prayed and did not even care or think twice about it. This is such a beautiful picture