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A Talented Hurdler Uploaded A Viral Father-Son Moment on Twitter

Jamal Muhammad August 18, 2017

Two pictures were recently uploaded to Twitter that will warm your heart.

Plano, Texas — 17-year-old Charles Brockman III graduated from Plano Senior High School as an exceptional track athlete and student. As a result, he will start as a freshman at Mississippi State University (MSU), while studying communication and journalism and running track.

Brockman III’s family drove from home to send him off to his first day of college. As soon as the family made it to the campus they were taking pictures and helping Brockman III move into his dorm room, according to PEOPLE Magazine. 

On Aug. 13, the young man posted two compassionate photos of Charles Brockman Jr., his father, walking his son to the first day of kindergarten and then walking side-by-side, entering the first day of MSU. 

“I just wanted to post that picture to thank my dad for always being there during everything we went through,” said Brockman III in a PEOPLE Magazine interview.

The tweet went viral with 60,000 retweets and 20,000 favorites. Multiple popular media sites such as PEOPLE Magazine, The ShadeRoom, and more featured the story on social media. Notifications swarmed his phone so vastly that Brockman III’s phone froze and it had glitches

“They would always drop me off in front and have me take a picture, even if people were looking. Even if it was a little embarrassing, I still did it because it was a good tradition,” Brockman III said jokingly.

Most teenagers would be embarrassed by their parent displaying affection in public. However, Brockman III embraces his family’s love because he knows family is all he needs.