Heading back to school is a touchy subject. None more so than for Andrew Macis, who began to cry when KTLA asked him about it.

Reporter Courtney Friel was at City Terrace Elementary School in Los Angeles on Tuesday asking students how they felt about summer vacation officially ending.

"Are you excited for pre-kindergarten?" she asked him with enthusiasm as the school bus pulled up behind them. The 4-year-old replied with an eager "Yes!"

Some of the children interviewed were thrilled. Most hid behind their parents. But one specific question hit home for Andrew.

"Are you going to miss your mom?" she asked him. Andrew said no, but burst into tears moments later.

KTLA says he then stepped off camera and was consoled with a hug by his mom.

"This breaks my heart and now I'm anxious about sending my kids to school," Friel wrote on her Instagram clip of the story. "He was trying to be so brave!"

It all ended well for Andrew - he held his head high and walked into the classroom for his first day of school minutes later.