"The school’s principal agreed as a way to celebrate the last day of the school year," a spokesperson from the Deer Creek School District.
This father truly got his son's back as he came to pick his son up on the last day of school on horseback. An Oklahoma father of this 8-year-old wanted to make his son's last day of school memorable for him and he did. Mike Moorman decided to go on two horses instead of his car to pick up Cale from Rose Union Elementary School in Edmond. This idea came from his own childhood tradition, "On the last day of school, I rode my horses to school," he tells TODAY. "A lot of the kids did it." Cale has been riding horses since he was 2 or 3 years old and has also been a part of young rodeos. He loves everything about riding on horses and for this reason, it was a special gesture for him.
On May 18, Moorman traveled for two-and-a-half miles from home to school riding his 3-year-old appaloosa horse, Nova, and with his 12-year-old quarter horse, Grady. "Traffic doesn't bother these horses," he says. The school approved this father's plan and even made a video of it and shared it on the district's page. "The school’s principal agreed as a way to celebrate the last day of the school year," a spokesperson from the Deer Creek School District said to TODAY. "She knew it would be a memorable experience for not only Cale but for his classmates too."
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"If this isn’t the sweetest way to get picked up on the last day of school, we aren’t sure what is!" "We love our Deer Creek families!" the message continued."Mr. Moorman came prepared!" "His son’s horse was wearing Cale’s car rider pick-up tag, a security protocol required for all students being picked up from school. They adhered to our strict safety rules that all students must load or unload from the right side, and Cale put on a cowboy hat helmet before they left to ensure his safety while riding." “People got to pet the horses,” says Moorman. “I was as happy as the kids.”
Parents do try their best to love us in the most special way. In another touching story, the father and daughter are seen sifting through the sand on the beach in the TikTok video that @erisa_laska posted. The little girl excitedly exclaims at the rare discovery as her dad smiles beside her. She carefully picks up the shell that's bigger than her hands while her dad marvels at it, saying, "Wow, no way!"
Her dad surprising her with a seashell every time they go to the beach is a genius way to instill confidence and validation. Can you imagine going to a beach and getting lucky every time you dig through the sand? If you feel you are lucky, then you are lucky, and their daughter will grow up thinking she is because luck follows belief, especially while looking for seashells.