Mayor Randy Toms of Warner Robins decided to read to some kids Wednesday, but he wanted to extend reading far past the pages of a book.
The owners of Gottwals Books say they invited the mayor in hopes of using his influence to increase literacy among kids, and the mayor believes that is his responsibility.
"Children are watching us, so it's more than just doing what's right for the community, but you're possibly affecting the lives of children," says Toms.
As the mayor flipped page after page, he seemed to command everybody's attention. Some even applauded his talent.
"Great voice. Great reader," says student Gabriel Jacobs.
The mayor says when he reads to kids, he likes to be as interactive as possible, but he says that comes easy to him since he knows a thing or two about being a clown.