LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Arkansas State Fair is long gone, but the memories of it will linger a lifetime for one little boy.
Through THV11's partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, we are working to find homes for children like 8-year-old Carrington, whose trip to the fairgrounds was a first.
Any kid loves the state fair. Who wouldn't like the slides and rides, the food and fun?
But by the sounds of it, Carrington is having the time of his life.
One look at his face while he rides the bumper cars, or a listen in as we're strapped into the jungle twist, and it's clear for this 3rd grader, it's a day like no other.
"Best day ever," Carrington says.
Carrington says his "real" best day will come when someone brings him home.
"I want a nice family that takes care of me. And a little brother so I can play with him," says Carrington.
"You ever been on a ferris wheel before," asks THV11's Dawn Scott. "No," he responds.
Never been on a ferris wheel, never had a family he could count on, as Carrington's been in foster care for many years. He's also survived two failed adoptions.
"It feels like I'm all alone and stuff," he says.
Alone, with no place to call home. Still- he keeps a smile,
feeds the goats this day at the fair, and hopes his "best" day comes soon.
"I hope there's a family out there for me," Carrington says.
Special thanks to the Arkansas State Fair. Managers allowed Carrington to ride free of charge and treated him to a funnel cake.
If you'd like more information on Carrington or any of the children in state foster care up for adoption, click on the Arkansas Department of Human Services adoption website: https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dcfs/heartgallery/
There are no costs associated with adopting a child in state care