OKLAHOMA CITY – A special treat awaited Garet inside the Bricktown store.
“What I have for you is a gift certificate for $100,” Manager of Red Dirt Emporium, Kent Johnson, said. “Gonna help you with your shopping.”
“Sweet! Thank you,” Garet said.
This 15-year-old has an inquisitive mind. For a while, it seemed like he was interviewing NewsChannel 4’s Lacey Lett, rather than the other way around.
While shopping, Garet was more concerned with gifts for his family and friends than getting anything for himself. But there was one thing he really wanted.
“I really need some sweatshirts because I only have one small jacket and it’s actually getting torn up,” he said.
Mood rings shared what Garet was feeling that day.
“Mixed emotions? Do you have mixed emotions right now? Lett asked.
“Yes, I do,” Garet responded. “I’m happy. I’m calm, and I’m a little excited because I haven’t been able to do a lot of stuff lately.”
So the trip to Bricktown was a special treat.
Garet is a gifted student who makes mostly A’s on his report cards.
“My favorite subject in school is actually math,” Garet said. “I’m really good. I’ve been doing Algebra 1 since I was in sixth grade.”
In fact, it relaxes the smart young man.
“I love to learn…especially math. It’s like a calming point for me.”
Garet also loves dogs, country music, and playing guitar.
He is thinking about going into the military or maybe a math-oriented career.
“I describe myself as a happy, fun, loving person who likes to read and interact with other people,” Garet said.
The teen has been in DHS custody since he was 11. He was relieved to get out of the house in which he was living. But a home is still something this teen really wants.
“I want to be adopted because I want to have a second chance in life to become a better person, and have a better family than the one I had.”
For him, a home means family time. And he’s excited for all that brings.
“The first thing I’d do is see if we can play any board games at the house if they have any.”
And for Garet, a home is where everyone is treated fairly, with love and respect.
“I want to be treated as everyone wants themselves to be treated by other people. Just be treated equal, fair,” Garet said.
He’s a courteous gentleman with a big heart.
“Thank you again, sir. Thank you,” Garet said as the Bricktown adventure came to a close.
If you want to adopt Garet, call 405-767-2955.