This little girl in second grade always wanted to go to the father-daughter dance. Since her dad’s death, she never imagined that she would be able to go, however.

That is, until a group of people made the wise choice to offer to serve as companions for kids without father figures.

“I talked to the mother, and she said it was OK… Because the last thing I want is to be rejected by a second grader,” said Nick Harvey, the Van Buren school resource officer. “The next day, I officially asked her if she would go with me to the daddy-daughter dance after her mom had spoken to her about it.”

Harvey was extremely excited and proud of his choice when he reflected on the experience and shared his story to 5 News while sitting next to Avey Cox, an 8-year-old girl. He displayed his sincere and good intentions without displaying any evidence of regrets.

When the big day finally arrived, the parents and volunteers put in a lot of effort and did all they could to make it a lovely and unforgettable evening. Cox and Harvey planned their costumes in advance, posed for a ton of photos, took a limo to the event, and even stopped for pizza on the way.

Before turning to Harvey and smiling, Cox told 5News, “I really got to go and see all my friends there. It meant a lot.¬†And after that, I got to accompany him and had a great time.”

That specific moment was so priceless. The way the little girl smiles at Harvey and points at him is so cute that it warms our hearts.

Harvey agreed that it was a truly amazing night, one he in fact won’t soon forget. The officer said that both on and off the dance floor at the Arkansas school, the two created many lovely memories. Harvey laughed and added, “I kind of embarrassed myself and danced when I can’t dance at all.

“Me and him dancing…” Cox started, but then stopped and sounded like she was about to cry. Harvey then approached her and gave her a hug. It was such a precious, sincere moment, and the bond these two share is unquestionably exceptional and important, particularly for a little kid who lost a parent at such a critical age.

The father-daughter dance was one of the evening’s extra-special moments. Someone at the party recorded Harvey and Cox dancing and posted the video to the Internet, where it quickly went viral.

Harvey’s kindness didn’t just affect the young girl; the whole world felt how pure and important that night really was. It is so lovely to see some good people out there performing good actions in the world today.

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