Five-year-old Michael Clark Jr sat facing a judge in a MI courthouse with his entire kindergarten class in the pews behind him in solidarity.
With that in mind, he invited his kindergarten class to the ceremony so all of his friends could be part of the day.
His kindergarten teacher told reporters Michael's classmates wanted to be there for him on his special day, saying: "We rise when we support others".
The story has gone viral as news clips of the ceremony have been viewed more than one million times and pictures of the event have been shared by the tens of thousands on social media.
When Michael told the judge that he loved his mom and dad, there was not a dry eye in the courtroom, according to Fox News.
That's because this Thursday was Kent County court's Adoption Day.
The group of classmates, teachers and parents broke into cheers and applause as Michael and his parents banged the judge's gavel, completing the process.
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The proud parents said Michael is a jovial boy who loves swimming, dancing, playing soccer and basketball.
"We began the school year as a family".
Behind them, his classmates happily waved paper hearts on sticks.
Michael's foster parents, who he has been with for about a year, became his forever parents.
Filmed outside the courtroom for local television, the five-year-old declared, "I love my daddy!" as his father visibly welled up.
"I love Michael" or "Michael's my best friend", was what the majority of the pupils said.
Michael's adoptive mother described how they were inspired to invite the whole class to attend after her son's teacher, Mrs. McKee mentioned the idea to her.