Eugene Hinton, a custodian at Moody Elementary School in Alabama, was brought to tears after a gymnasium of third graders surprised him with gifts of gratitude on Oct. 2 for National Custodian Day.
Hinton was called to the gym by Andrea Tatum, a third grade, under the pretense of cleaning up after a child who had an accident, according to a video shared by Now This, an American liberal website and media company.
He unexpectedly overwhelmed when walked into a surprise party of cheering students there to honor him for being a “superhero.”
Hinton, a father of five, has worked at Moody Elementary for two years and cleans up after close to 1,000 students daily.
This elementary school surprised their ‘superhero’ custodian with an appreciation party — and his reaction is overwhelming 😭 pic.twitter.com/ukf1Q0mtTk
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 18, 2018
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