Sometimes, it’s the little acts of selflessness and kindness that have the most profound ability to inspire or move us.
Just consider an amazing photo showing a little boy who rushed outside in flood-ravaged Texas to greet National Guardsman with an American flag.
According to Inside Edition, J.W. Claburn, 4, held up the flag on Wednesday as members of the National Guard arrived at his neighbors’ home in Richmond, Texas, to help evacuate people after Hurricane Harvey ushered in widespread devastation.
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It’s a touching moment that shows a deep level of respect for military members coming in to a difficult situation — and it’s pretty amazing, considering the child’s tender age.
The boy’s dad, Wes Claburn, told Inside Edition that J.W. is “a sweet and good-hearted kid” and that he has taught his son what the military is and “what the flag represents.”
Claburn’s own grandfather was killed in World War II before his dad was born, so the family has a deep connection to the U.S. military and has carried that tradition through to J.W.
“He went and grabbed the flag and started waving it for the National Guardsmen,” Claburn said. “Everybody in my family appreciates the military.”
(H/T: Inside Edition)