Disney Channel‘s groundbreaking series Andi Mack has never shied away from telling very real stories and they’re taking on the serious issue of gun safety in two upcoming episodes.

Season 3 is currently underway and in the episodes airing on Friday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 30, fans will see Cyrus deal with peer pressure when he hangs out with T.J. and T.J.’s friends. They unexpectedly invite Cyrus to join their unsupervised target practice, as one of T.J.’s friends brought his dad’s gun. Cyrus then has to make a decision what to do and he ends up leaving the situation and telling a trusted adult about what went down. Check out the teaser trailer for the upcoming episode called “Cookie Monster.”

Joshua Rush, who plays the dear Cyrus, opened up about Cyrus’ journey during these two episodes and ultimately, the 16-year-old actor is happy to be a part of telling this type of story in an effective way viewers will be able to learn from.

“In the gun safety episode, Cyrus sees the firearm and feels unsafe. He leaves and he tries to get his friend to leave. He reacts in the right way,” Joshua said. “I think it’s a different way to tell a storyline that shows bad decision making and then shows positive decision making in the end.”

Fans of the show have been excited to see Cyrus and T.J.’s friendship grow, so this plotline will for sure put their relationship to the test. Disney Channel consulted child development experts at The Brady Center and Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) when they were working on the episode, so you know they’re taking this story arc super serious. Gun safety is a huge topic in today’s world and the cast of Andi Mack should be nothing of proud to be part of a show that is opening up a dialogue about an important issue. Bravo, Andi Mack.


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