Charles Brockman has come a long way since the first day of kindergarten. But he wasn’t alone. 

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A pair of pictures showing Brockman, who is from Plano, being walked to the first day of kindergarten and then college by his father have gone viral and drawn a strong emotional response from Twitter users. The picture, tweeted out by Brockman on Aug. 13, has since garnered some 60,000 retweets and nearly 300,000 likes. 

From the first day of kindergarten to college move in. Thank you dad.

— Charles Brockman III (@TheOnlyCharlesB) August 13, 2017