Preschooler's Hug Their Classmate Who Survivied Hurricane Dorian

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Tekara Capron and her son, 3-year-old Makai Simmons, spent the Labor Day holiday with her family in the Bahamas and weathered Hurricane Dorian as it ruined her mother's home. Makai returned home to Florida with nightmares.

“It’s just that when he’s asleep. He’s more afraid of darkness than usual,” his mother Tekara Capron told NBC News.

“He thought Dorian was a monster,” she said.

Makai was still processing the storm’s aftermath when he returned to school last week at Learning City Academy in Pembroke Pines, and his classmates seemed to sense a difference in him.

Makai was greeted with hugs by his fellow students in a moment caught on camera that's now a viral Instagram video, seen over 20,000 times.

“Makai, you look different!” a student is heard shouting in the video as Makai is hugged by several of his caring classmates on his first day back.

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