The first day of school can be both exciting and scary at the same time — especially if it's your first day ever, as was the case for a nervous four-year-old in Wisconsin. But with a little help from a kind bus driver, he was able to get over his fear.
Axel was "super excited" waiting for the bus in Augusta with his mom, Amy Johnson, until it came time to actually get on.
"He was all smiles when he saw me around the corner and I started to slow down and that's when you could see his face start to change," his bus driver, Isabel "Izzy" Lane, told WEAU.
The scared boy wouldn't get on the bus without help from his mom, so she picked him up and carried him aboard, trying to give him a pep talk.
"He started to cling to me and I told him, 'Buddy, you got this and will have so much fun!'" Johnson told Fox 7.