On January 2, eight-year-old Bridget Kelley got all dressed up, and was ready to finally go back to school after a 15-month absence while undergoing cancer treatment. Megan Kelley / Via wsbtv.com You see, Bridget was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (a type of blood cancer) in September 2016. Megan Kelley The second grader had to undergo chemotherapy and surgeries before getting a stem cell transplant from her little sister in April 2017. But last week, Bridget was cleared to return to school. And when Bridget headed out for her first day back at Merrymount Elementary School in Quincy, Massachusetts, something wonderful happened. Megan Kelley Almost 150 classmates, parents, and police officers had gathered along her walk to school to officially welcome her back with open arms. Megan Kelley Everyone braved 3-degree weather while holding signs welcoming Bridget back. It was a beautiful moment. Megan Kelley Megan Kelley, Bridget's mother, told the TODAY Show, "She felt so special and so welcomed after such a long and hard road." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The Bachelor / Via giphy.com Way to show some love, Quincy!