WAXHAW, N.C. After more than a month in the hospital after a pit bull attack, a 6-year-old little boy received a very special homecoming Friday afternoon.
It started with a dash down the street, a hundred kids running to welcome their friend home.
We re just really excited he s coming home, said 12-year-old Joey Fronzaglia.
Eight-year-old Ari said, I think he s really brave for going through everything.
Six-year-old Jakob Clark arrived home on Friday after 36 days in the hospital because a pit bull tore apart his arm and leg.
Eight-year-old Jack Hamilton lives across the street from Jakob.
It s hard without him, Jack said. I haven t had anyone to play with, do anything with.
The kids followed the Clark s minivan through the neighborhood and into the driveway, with Jakob s grandparents looking on. For a moment, there was silence, asthe kids were not quite sure what to do, and then there was pure joy.
He was excited, didn t know, he was shocked, said mom Donna of the surprise celebration.
Jakob s dad made sure he could see all the love, lifting his son into the air.
There were high fives for the kids and cheers.
A rock star welcome and a balloon release that even left dad impressed.
The kids chanted Jakob, Jakob!
This is awesome...we're really glad to be home, mom said.
But perhaps the 8-year-old from across the street said it best.
It feels great, Jack said. He s coming home, that s the best thing.