WATCH: Moody Elementary School students surprise beloved custodian


MOODY, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuesday marked Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day and one man got a big surprise during his work day. 

Mr. Eugene is part of the custodial team at Moody Elementary School. He’s known for stopping to give fist bumps to students in the hallway, making sure to ask every single teacher how their day is going and always wearing a smile on his face. So, teachers and students wanted to show how appreciated his kindness is! 

Staff members called Mr. Eugene to respond to a mess in the gymnasium where he was met with cards, gifts and more from each class, all the way from pre-k to third grade. One teacher says Mr. Eugene is in charge of cleaning up after nearly 1,000 four to nine year olds each day but his interaction with them makes all the difference. 

Video of the big surprise is going viral with over 8,000 views as of Wednesday morning. You can see more of his reaction here

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