VIDEO: Cute 4-year-old has really tough time with first day of school

VIDEO: Cute 4-year-old has really tough time with first day of school

Published Aug. 19, 2015 12:15 p.m. ET

Going back to school is never easy after a fun summer of freedom.

That's especially true when you're a 4-year-old facing the daunting task of the first day of pre-Kindergarten without mom by your side.

In the video below, a KTLA reporter asked Andrew Macias if he was excited for his first day of school. "Yes!" he replied. She then asked him if he was going to miss his mom.

He first tried to be tough and then ... reality struck.


We love mom, too, Andrew. The good news? By the second day of school, she'll have to remind you to say bye to her as you run out of the car and into class.

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

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