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Florida Kid Who Survived Hurricane Dorian Embraced By His Classmates

Written By Avantika Shukla | Mumbai | Published:


  • The 3-year old Florida boy Makai was welcomed by his classmates with a warm hug as he survived the deadly Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
  • Makai's mother shared the heartwarming video on her Instagram account.
  • The video has been viewed over 14,201 times and has more than 300 comments on it.

A three-year-old boy in Florida was welcomed by his classmates with a warm embrace on September 9 as he survived the deadly Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The little boy's name is Makai Simmons who lives in Pembroke Pines of Florida and returned to his school on Monday where he received the sweet welcome. The mother of the baby boy spoke to a news portal saying that it really touched her seeing how her child's classmates came to hug and support him at the time when it was needed the most. The incident was well-received on social media after its video was uploaded by the boy's mother on Instagram.

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The heartwarming video

The mother of the three-year-old Makai shared the video of the warm embrace on her Instagram account with the caption: "My heart. Today was my son’s first day back to school in the USA after experiencing Hurricane Dorian in Freeport. The love he received from his friends as soon as he walked into the class was so touching". In the video, Makai's classmates can be seen hugging him saying they really missed him. They are wiping his tears showing him that they really support him and his return makes them happy. The sweet gesture of the classmates won a lot of praises from other Instagram users. The video has been viewed over 14,201 times since the time it was uploaded and has more than 300 comments on it.


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Hurricane Dorian scarred the little boy 

Makai and his mother Tekara Capron went to the Bahamas for the Labour Day weekend believing that the Hurricane Dorian had moved towards the Florida coast. Capron said that she was surprised that the Hurricane instead came to the island where she and all her loved ones were present. She described the experience as horrific and said that it scared her as she was there with her son wrapping him up in her arms tightly. She said that her little boy Makai was frightened while they were surviving the deadly hurricane. Their house was flooded and they suffered a lot of loss. She is, however, thankful that she survived the Hurricane Dorian along with her family. They returned to Florida on September 7 after they evacuated the Bahamas island with the help of a cruise. 

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