This photo of crying boy hugging his sister at pre-school graduation will melt your heart

Derek and Charlee. (Photo: Instagram/@aundreatsmith)
Derek and Charlee. (Photo: Instagram/@aundreatsmith)

Grab the tissues! This story will give you all the feels.

Proud mom Aundrea Smith took to Instagram and shared an adorable picture of her eight-year-old son, Derek, giving a warm embrace to his sister five-year-old sister, Charlee, at her graduation.

“Today my daughter graduated from Pre-K,” Aundrea captioned her post.

“After the ceremony, my son walked up to her and gave her a hug. ‘I’m just so proud of you,’ he said. Then of course my daughter started crying. As we wiped away our tears, my husband asked her, ‘Pumpkin, why are you crying?’ She responded, ‘I’m just so happy.’”

The tear-jerking post has since gone viral and garnered more than 20 000 likes on social media, Popsugar reports.

In an interview with Today, Aundrea and her husband, Matthew, revealed that they plan on framing the photo.

“It was such a great moment for us seeing him so moved and happy.

“We were like, ‘We’re not doing so bad! They love each other’,” the proud mom said.

Sources: Instagram, Popsugar, Today

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