(KMOV) – Some Granite City fist graders received a special visit on Friday.
Army Private Kyle Alvey paid a visit to his friend Aiden. The two met through the “Adopt a Soldier” program.
For the past several months, Aiden has been sending care packages to Kyle in Afghanistan. He even carries around a doll that looks like Kyle.
For Aiden, Friday’s visit was a chance to finally meet the man he has admired. And for Kyle, it was a chance to personally thank the little guy who cared enough to send a bit of home overseas.
Private Alvey returns to duty on Valentine’s Day. He will be gone for six months.
Aiden and his classmates have already begun collecting items for his next care package.