Everybody loves being told that they’re valued. For this California high school police officer, he unexpectedly got a dose of gratitude that totally blindsided him. The gesture came out of Heritage High School.
This is Officer Mitch. As students collaborated with the clothing company called “Dude.be.nice,” which aims to surprise people with beautiful surprises, they wanted to make sure Officer Mitch knew exactly how much he means to the school.
This surprise plot involved tricking Officer Mitch by bringing him into the principal’s office. They lured him in by telling him that one student was part of a gruesome video that was posted on social media. You can tell that the fake incident affected him deeply as he quickly tells the student that everything will be okay.
As they handed him the phone to watch the video, Officer Mitch slowly catches on that there is no video about the student … but it’s about HIM! Students had to put together a video explaining why the officer is so important to the school and this message brought him to tears.
On top of that, they even brought him a few sports gifts and handwritten notes that showed their appreciation. While Officer Mitch probably makes a difference in all of these kids’ lives every day, it’s beautiful to see them pay it forward and show him some love.