On Wednesday, McNair's two young sons looked to Young as their father figure.
As part of "Dear Dads Breakfast" at St. Paul Christian Academy, Young surprised the children when he showed up at their house early Wednesday and took them to the Pancake Pantry.
Other students and their fathers also accompanied Young and McNair's children, Trenton and Tyler.
McNair was shot and killed July 4.
"It was a great, great gesture,'' said Julie Dilworth, admissions director at the school. "All the kids had been talking about the dads' breakfast and (Trenton and Tyler) were wondering what was going to happen with them.