Boy rides to 1st day of kindergarten on fire truck, just as his late dad wanted

PHOTO: Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman.PlayCourtesy Jessica Brooks
WATCH Boy rides to 1st day of kindergarten on a fire truck, just as his dad wanted

A kindergartner rode to his first day of school in style fulfilling the wishes of his late father.

Last week, Cooper Brooks, 5, arrived in a fire truck alongside dad Christopher Brooks' colleagues from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department.

Christopher Brooks, a father of three and volunteer firefighter, died May 7 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

PHOTO: Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman. Christy Marie Photography
Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman.
PHOTO: Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman. Christy Marie Photography
Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman.

The elder Brooks' father had taken him to his first day of school in a fire truck, and he wanted to do the same for Cooper.

"He never forgot it, and his friends thought it was so cool that he and his twin brother got to ride the fire truck to school," Jessica Brooks, of Sullivan County, Tennessee, told "Good Morning America." "He hoped we could make that happen for Cooper."

PHOTO: Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman.
Courtesy Jessica Brooks
Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman.

On Aug. 9, firefighter Ty Wallace and assistant fire chief Josh Kemp escorted Cooper to kindergarten.

"I jumped at the chance because I feel we are all one big family," Kemp told "GMA." "We were in the truck just filled with joy."

PHOTO: Cooper Brooks, 5, rode a fire truck to his first day of kindergarten just as his late father, fireman Christopher Brooks, wanted. Courtesy Jessica Brooks
Cooper Brooks, 5, rode a fire truck to his first day of kindergarten just as his late father, fireman Christopher Brooks, wanted.

Christopher Brooks "would've been extremely proud of that moment," Kemp added.

Jessica Brooks said her son was smiling ear-to-ear.

PHOTO: Cooper Brooks, 5, seen in August 2018 on his first day of kindergarten with assistant fire chief John Kemp, who brought him to school that day. Courtesy Jessica Brooks
Cooper Brooks, 5, seen in August 2018 on his first day of kindergarten with assistant fire chief John Kemp, who brought him to school that day.
PHOTO: Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman. Courtesy Jessica Brooks
Cooper Brooks, 5, was escorted to his first day of school on a fire truck from the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department where his father was a fireman.

"It melted my heart just to see my husband's wishes being fulfilled, and just remembering him how much it meant to him," she said. "Cooper is able to extend that memory. It's bittersweet."