Even though we often say that a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a picture that looks simple and “cute” can hold a very heartbreaking story behind it.
This was exactly the case for mom Stacey Wehrman Feely, who took a seemingly cute photo of her young daughter standing on the top of the toilet seat in their home bathroom.
However, the mom wrote a powerful Facebook post about the hidden meaning of the photo, and her post has since been shared more than 41k times.
The mom wrote that she took the photo because she thought it was funny, and she was planning to send it to her husband to show him what their 3-year-old was up to.
However, the moment her daughter told her what she was doing the mom broke down. The 3-year-old was practicing for a lockdown drill at her preschool and what she should do if she’s stuck in a bathroom.
Check out the full post and the photo for yourself below:
The mom told ABC News that the school officials are very good at telling the children that this is a drill for if someone that is not supposed to be in the building is in there, and the older kids understand.
She added that she isn’t overly political, but urged people to share her post and consider supporting firearm control measures.