Van Buren, AR-Dressed up and in her dancing shoes, a little girl from Arkansas had a great experience at her school’s daddy-daughter dance.
A school resource officer stepped in after the girl didn’t think she’d be able to go.
“I was excited because I never ever went and it would be my first time, and I actually been wanting to go,“ said 8-year-old Avey Cox.
The second grader always dreamed of going, however when her dad passed away during the holidays she didn’t think she would go.
After Van Buren School Resource Officer Corporal Nick Harvey’s chief reached out to his officers, Corporal Harvey decided to step in for Avey.
“I reached out to the other. The mother cam and said it was okay because the last thing I wanted to do was to get rejected by a second grader. So her mom talked to her about it,and the next day I formally asked if she’d be my date to the daddy-daughter dance,” he said.
Avey said yes! The duo coordinated their outfits, took pictures, and even rode in a limo to get pizza before the big event.
“It meant a lot because I actually got to go and see all my friends there and then I got to go with him and have a lot of fun,” said Avey.
“I embarrassed myself a little bit-I can’t dance at all,” he said.
Corporal Harvey has three daughters, but they all aged out of the daddy-daughter dance. He said he looks forward to going to them again now with his new friend, Avey.