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Watch This Reporter Break a Kid's Heart On His First Day of School

Aug 19, 2015

First days of school can be hard: What to wear. Where to sit. Who to be friends with.

Poor little Andrew Macias couldn't even navigate all his feelings on camera when a reporter from KTLA 5 News asked the 4-year-old if he was excited for pre-kindergarten. Macias' excitement took a devastating turn, though, when Courtney Friel asked him if he'd miss his mom. When he said no, her giggles spurred his giggles. But only until his face crumpled into devastation and heartbreak and tears.

The first day of school brought mixed emotions for many students, including 4-year-old Andrew Macias, who spoke to us on his way to pre-kindergarten on Tuesday. When we asked Andrew if he would miss his mother during his first day at City Terrace Elementary School, the young man firmly said, 'No.' He paused a second and then began to tear up. Seconds later, Andrew's mom gave him a hug off camera.Andrew was among thousands of LAUSD students who filled classrooms Tuesday morning as summer vacation officially came to an end. Read KTLA’s story here:

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Macias got a hug from his mom off camera, so we can all breathe easy. But we can't help but wonder how great it would have been if someone in the background screamed, "He doesn't even go here!"

Just your friendly reminder to call your mom today, people.

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