This is Slade.
Slade was asked by his mother to speak to her 4th-grade class about writing. He had no idea he would be discussing so much more than that.
Naturally, the children were excited that someone new had come to speak with them.
Slade was great with them, taking the time to learn about their likes and dislikes.
Of course, the kids are curious and have questions of their own.
The questions got a little more personal as the children got more comfortable.
Slade wasn't sure whether he should tell the 4th-graders he is gay and lives with his boyfriend. But he decided honesty is the best policy.
The children, bless their beautiful innocent hearts, were not judgemental in the slightest.
Of course, no one expected the children to react badly, however, often parents instill their own beliefs onto their children without even realizing it, which can create a negative bias for young kids.