The first day of school can be a hard time for any child to face, as proved by four-year-old Andrew Macias.
The young boy was interviewed by KTLA 5 News' reporter Courtney Friel, who asked him about his move to school.
"Will you miss your mom?' she innocently asked.
"No," he said with a laugh, but a few seconds later, the City Terrace Elementary School pupil burst into tears.
Ms Friel posted the clip from her report on Instagram yesterday, where it so far has 207 likes.
"This breaks my heart and now I'm anxious about sending my kids to school," she wrote.
"He was trying to be so brave!"
Fortunately Andrew's mother was just off camera and gave him a big hug after the incident. He then went along for his first day in school.