When 5-year-old Easton Blocker was encouraged to dress up as his favorite person for a day at school, he immediately knew who he wanted to emulate. The kindergartner at Bobby G. Lester Elementary School in Jacksonville, Arkansas chose to dress up like his school’s security guard, Jeffrey Cross.
Easton’s mom Lauryn Blocker loved the idea and even got her son a yellow t-shirt that says “Junior Security” on the back for “Dress As Your Favorite Person Day.” “He’s infatuated with Officer Cross,” Lauryn said during an interview with Good Morning America. “He will tell you, ‘That’s my best friend!’”
Officer Cross has been working at Bobby G. Lester Elementary since August and was deeply touched by Easton’s gesture. “Most of the scholars are expected to dress as their teachers or fellow classmates,” said Officer Cross.
Five-Year-Old Dresses Up As Security Guard For School Because He’s His Favorite Person
“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,” Cross continued. The proud mom also invited Officer Cross over to their house to spend quality time with their family.
“For someone who my son looks up to so much, I’m going to say, ‘Hey, this is how much he adores you,’” said Lauryn. The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District was also so touched by Easton’s gesture that they shared a photo of the matching pair on their official Facebook page.
“Check this out,” the district wrote. “Today is ‘Dress As Your Favorite Person Day’ at Lester Elementary. Kindergarten scholar Easton dressed as Officer Cross, his favorite school security officer.”
Way to honor your local hero, Easton! How cute is this?
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.
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