Moment judge recognised school friend in dock - BBC News

  • Published on Jul 2, 2015
  • Watch the amazing moment when two school friends, a judge and a man suspected of burglary, were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, US. "I'm sorry to see you here," said Judge Mindy Glazer. "I always wondered what happened to you." Standing in the dock, Arthur Booth, who was arrested after he was chased in a car by police, broke down in tears when he recognised his former class-mate. Judge Glazer set Mr Booth's bond at $43,000 (£27,500).
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  • Elephant
    Elephant 9 months ago +28039

    She isn't just a judge , she was healing him with her kind and compassionate words . What a wonderful person.

    • Funi guy
      Funi guy 5 days ago

      The man was crying

    • Sonyi
      Sonyi 2 months ago

      What did the prisoner do?

  • crayzee1372
    crayzee1372 6 months ago +9171

    He smiled for a split second when he was transported back to being a kid...then he remembered where his life was now. Oh my goodness.

    • History Matters
      History Matters 2 months ago +1

      @Margarita Magdalena wish you all the best sister . Peace .

    • Margarita Magdalena
      Margarita Magdalena 2 months ago

      @History Matters I've lived without body language "science" for 32 years, and humanity has lived without it for thousands of years. Just because everyone is suddenly gung ho on "body language" doesn't mean I'll be peer pressured into it myself.

    • History Matters
      History Matters 2 months ago

      @Margarita Magdalena body language should give a general understanding of one's feelings , never an accurate one .
      The inaccuracy that you mentioned stems from the fact that interpretation of emotions and facial expressions of other people originates from the neurophysiological processes inside the Amygdala , which can be quite variable between people .
      Moreover you are partially right about the fact that people shouldn't do assumptions based on body language and facial expressions alone , they should be considered complementary to other sources of information .

    • Margarita Magdalena
      Margarita Magdalena 3 months ago

      @crayzee1372 About most communication being nonverbal, the "official" figure is 93%, and it's a myth that resulted from a misinterpretation of dr. Albert Mehrabian, professor of psychology at UCLA. His experiments in the 1960s showed that when people talk about their feelings, and their body language doesn't match what they're saying, their words tend to have little meaning, and the listeners rather draw conclusions from body language (38% from voice and 55% from facial expression, hence 93%).
      Mehrabian: "Please note that this and other equations regarding relative importance of verbal and nonverbal messages were derived from experiments dealing with communications of feelings and attitudes (i.e., like-dislike). *Unless a communicator is talking about their feelings or attitudes, these equations are not applicable."*

    • Margarita Magdalena
      Margarita Magdalena 3 months ago

      @crayzee1372 The judge is smiling all the time. How can she feel anything positive about this situation? This is a fine example of how much variation there is in emotional expression. Variation is the norm.

  • Chris H
    Chris H 6 months ago +7827

    The fact that he breaks down feels like he's just seen his own reflection and what he's become in the eyes of someone from his youth.

    • Dan Alexander
      Dan Alexander 2 months ago


    • A A
      A A 2 months ago

      @Emperor of Darkness what kind of cheap mentality you have. If you are a good person, you wouldn't want someone else to go through the suffering that your loved ones went through. Selfishness is what destroys humanity

    • Compte Prive
      Compte Prive 2 months ago

      Yup…That little boy he used to be - he let him down.

  • Denice K
    Denice K 6 months ago +3996

    I’m crying. She was so compassionate, I hope he has a good life now. Bless

    • Anandu S Nambiar
      Anandu S Nambiar 26 days ago

      I was about to cry

    • Sate Sate
      Sate Sate 2 months ago +2

      @Egg yep, saw an old comment of mine from 3 years ago and I cringe everytime I remember it

    • Egg
      Egg 2 months ago +2

      @Noob Player I want you to remember this moment and for you to cringe at yourself some time from now when you do.

    • Noob Player
      Noob Player 2 months ago

      @The Professor now the roasting starts

  • Mandy Sullivan
    Mandy Sullivan 6 months ago +8206

    I love how she called him “sir” repeatedly as a sign of respect and to preserve his dignity. Her smile and that gesture may have been what he needed. 💜

    • Dustin Yikes
      Dustin Yikes 29 days ago

      Maybe she has a crush on him

    • uome20bukz
      uome20bukz Month ago

      @Tony Corce just because someone made a mistake doesn’t mean they are never again deserving of respect.

    • Maria Navarro
      Maria Navarro Month ago

      @uome20bukz 👍

    • Mandy Sullivan
      Mandy Sullivan 2 months ago

      @Ferdzz, you’ve been in her court. Nice.

    • Ferdzz
      Ferdzz 2 months ago

      She calls everyone sir or mam!!

  • bookmarks & stories
    bookmarks & stories 7 months ago +27654

    In such a humiliating moment for him, she did her best to remind him that she remembers him as a really nice boy, and wishes him a better future.

    • EliMB
      EliMB 6 months ago

      @Christopher Ibarra Why is that her responsibility? It's HIS responsibility.

    • Jean-baptiste Poquelin
      Jean-baptiste Poquelin 7 months ago

      He put himself in this situation. Stop playing the victim card.

    • Akumetsu
      Akumetsu 7 months ago

      What did he do?

    • Watermelon :l
      Watermelon :l 7 months ago +1

      @류진 ok but fr . The cultural appropriation thing is indeed dumb af , they're closing down businesses now because a man who's not Chinese shouldn't be owning a dumpling restaurant .
      They also forget that almost everything we do , wear and eat has been taken from some culture .
      (Ik this is off topic but I hate this particular concept with passion)

  • am
    am 6 months ago +5920

    "what's sad is how old we've become" the tears are falling more aggressively now

    • Chris M
      Chris M 2 months ago

      @Suzie Humiliating? That's the last thing u should be worried about if you'ee in this situation. You need to be called out to turn back around or would u rather just keep going down the path you took and ur family and friends let you be?

    • Ken Sturm
      Ken Sturm 3 months ago +1

      Life is short, we can stay a child mentally and be 50 before you know it! I wonder what he did, they never said..

    • Sentient Mlem
      Sentient Mlem 5 months ago

      But I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

    • The Crafty Annapolitan
      The Crafty Annapolitan 6 months ago

      Yes, love this judge's sense of humor!😂🤣

    • Hizze Mills
      Hizze Mills 6 months ago +3

      @Suzie It's exactly what He needed to remember who he was. There is no humility when you hit rock bottom. Only survival matters.

  • Maria B.
    Maria B. 6 months ago +2236

    I read an update of this story when they met again after he was released from jail after nearly 10 months. Still brought me to tears. I really hope he’s turned his life around. You could see how they were really good friends. She said, “he had a good judge who wanted to give him a chance.” Hope all is well!

    • The Bro Gamer 14082
      The Bro Gamer 14082 2 months ago

      best to him

    • GoodnoonStuffs
      GoodnoonStuffs 2 months ago +1

      @C. Dima it's written in the description, he was convicted of burglary

    • C. Dima
      C. Dima 2 months ago +2

      Does anyone know what he was convicted of?

    • paank fachrezi
      paank fachrezi 4 months ago +4

      Here it is:

  • Supernova
    Supernova 7 months ago +2608

    Heartbreaking. The man probably dreamed of being a good citizen when he was a kid but life has a way of coercing some people. I think this man saw his whole life in a flash when he recognized the judge. I can't imagine the level of guilt and remorse this man felt at that particular moment. I hope the man was able to turn his life around for the better.

    • Planet Life
      Planet Life 4 months ago +1

      Most of life is predetermined. It has zero to do with people being "coerced" ffs

    • Aditi Ghosh
      Aditi Ghosh 6 months ago

      @jackalope116 Yeet there you go! That's legit though. A pinch of saltiness never really hurts yk, but oops.. buddies did just happen to seriously start pulling you up on it lol. Good day, Jack.

    • Aditi Ghosh
      Aditi Ghosh 6 months ago

      @jackalope116 Certainly it's nothing really negative. But like.. well, hear me out. I've had the same thing said to me multiple times by people, generally as a reply to some really bulky comments I had dropped at places. Hence, I can assure you this "over-analysis" kinda interprets to telling people "lol you're overthinking, _it's not that deep"_ [hope you've seen people remark with this].. so imagine, when you know you had to put your heart out to write something after much rumination and all while suddenly somebody comes bashing at you with a "not that deep, you're over-cooking it much"- that kinda feels a bit dispiriting, you know. Ain't gonna lie. As the writer, I wouldn't at all like taking that lol. So presumably this is exactly what that happened with you here! People are just somehow misconstruing that you're low-key trying to troll the OP @Supernova for the analysis. But you're done clearing out their confusions, right? It's alright now. And no, you've known the accurate definition for the word.
      Anyway, can I ask what exactly did you try to mean by that comment if that wasn't actually a targeted affront?🤨

  • Chelsea Miller
    Chelsea Miller 6 months ago +2097

    I admire her for showing compassion to a former classmate and reminding him of how he was at that time in their life. She expressed no judgement, even though she is the judge, but wished him luck and genuinely hoped he turned his life around. Bless both their hearts ❤

    • Janus Greenway
      Janus Greenway 2 months ago

      @Chelsea Miller you sound unnecessarily toxic with that 'I didn't ask you' attitude.

    • JMJ Show channel
      JMJ Show channel 3 months ago

      @Chelsea Miller stop playing the victim hood. people going to comment on your comment anyway.

    • Flawless Victory
      Flawless Victory 4 months ago

      @Planet Life they went to same school he could be sitting where she is , if he had made different choices, so it is what it is.

  • Mahna
    Mahna 2 years ago +35578

    The fact she remembers he was the nicest kid in school shows how far positivity goes even in farther years where we may be different people.

    • Helen
      Helen 4 months ago

      wow, this really makes you wonder what pressures of life and influences caused such a great kid to make some wrong turns. Seeing his reaction was so touching. pray that seeing her was what he needed to get back to the positivity he obviously had.

    • Betho Vhen
      Betho Vhen 7 months ago

      Life struggles can change the nicest person into the baddest.

    • Lemolea
      Lemolea 7 months ago

      @ET_Luke As a judge she can't let her personal feelings get in the way of her job. Plus, judge only decides the sentence, not guilty or not guilty

    • Baldi Baldimore
      Baldi Baldimore 7 months ago

      @Masked Hunter hes out of prison, hes best friends with the judge, and has a job. People change, you can find the video link in the comment section. Good day.

  • Jbwt
    Jbwt 6 months ago +824

    This moment right here, reminded him of who he REALLY is on the inside. He was seen! I pray he carries this moment with him and finds “the nicest kid” that’s still deep inside.

    • uneditedletters
      uneditedletters 6 months ago +1

      He was never a nice kid, lol. She was joking,wow this is obviously lost on both of you!

    • uneditedletters
      uneditedletters 6 months ago +1

      No... he is a narc and so is she.she was enkpyong that humiliatiopng of him, and he was trying to get a get out of jail free, card !its very seedy, if you have any insight!! Both are very selfish and coldhearted.
      He rudely.. didn't even recognise her. She waited until the end to rub that in his face.
      Case closed.

    • Monica Werner
      Monica Werner 6 months ago +1

      Exactly, exactly

    • AxxL
      AxxL 6 months ago

      Why is Donald Trump pretty and I am not? But why does he only have a wife but I have TWO HANDSOME GIRLFRIENDS who I show off in my masterpiece YT videos? Do you know the answer, dear jb

  • idkanymorehahalol
    idkanymorehahalol 7 months ago +842

    I've never seen anything more heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

    • idkanymorehahalol
      idkanymorehahalol 6 months ago +2

      @uneditedletters Wow, I bet you're fun to hang out with. It's not his fault she didn't recognise him. If you have any insight into the means of growing up, some people change more than others. She was simply doing her job and recognised an old school friend. There is no indication of him trying to get out of jail free. He just realised that he messed up and she knew that, and she gave him a kind message at the end. Nice pun; case closed.

    • uneditedletters
      uneditedletters 6 months ago +1

      No... he is a narc and so is she.she was enkpyong that humiliatiopng of him, and he was trying to get a get out of jail free, card !its very seedy, if you have any insight!! Both are very selfish and coldhearted.
      He rudely.. didn't even recognise her. She waited until the end to rub that in his face.
      Case closed.

    • loving life as emma
      loving life as emma 6 months ago +2

      Yes this

    • Grace Axisa
      Grace Axisa 6 months ago +9

      Perfectly expressed ♥

  • javid bashir
    javid bashir 6 months ago +662

    6 years later and people are still touched by this clip.

    • javid bashir
      javid bashir 6 months ago +1

      @Elizabeth C it's a reminder that there is always a chance to change things for the better.

    • javid bashir
      javid bashir 6 months ago

      @Ezekiel Deji Ojo I don't know. I hope he was able to sort his life out.

    • Elizabeth C
      Elizabeth C 6 months ago +2

      I've rewatched this a few times. I touches me EVERY time.

    • James Laude
      James Laude 6 months ago +1

      Oh my goodness

  • Dashing Bulls
    Dashing Bulls 7 months ago +623

    My prayers for him. This is the way to uplift someone who is at rock bottom. She really changed my mindset with her compassion. No one is born criminal. ❤️

    • Danny Dolan
      Danny Dolan Month ago +1

      @EliMB And that means people can still choose to do right, even late in life, after they've made a lot of mistakes. Nothing is impossible with God.

    • EliMB
      EliMB 6 months ago +3

      No. They're not born a criminal. It's an active CHOICE to become one!

    • Ezekiel Deji Ojo
      Ezekiel Deji Ojo 6 months ago

      Wow, you honestly thought 💭 people were? Well, at the very least happy for this may have marginally changed your perspective

    • Antony
      Antony 6 months ago +1

      What a load of rubbish. Would you have sympathy for Ian Brady?

  • Allison Cardone
    Allison Cardone 2 years ago +27817

    That was deep. He was clearly ashamed , embarrassed , and horrified when realized where they both were in their lives

    • Laura Bennett
      Laura Bennett 6 months ago

      @Rebecca Tuminello oh honey …. 33 !!! You have sooo much life left ! ( I pray !)

    • Laura Bennett
      Laura Bennett 6 months ago

      I think she also reminded him of a time when life still had hope. Absolutely heartbreaking.

    • Zachary Harmuth
      Zachary Harmuth 6 months ago

      @DJ Barrett Na he was getting bail set. It's in info. But that random junkie guy is cynical as shit. That's clearly a natural Not contrived reaction by him

    • m3l od1e
      m3l od1e 6 months ago

      @Enderpro that's a pretty dark chat up line 🤣

    • Cindy Paulson
      Cindy Paulson 6 months ago

      Poor guy

  • Cheddah tha Plug
    Cheddah tha Plug 7 months ago +2002

    The positive comments I'm reading down here show how we still have great people with good hearts... ❤️Sorry for the world becoming the way it is, having people like y'all gives me hope daily 🥺

    • Aditi Ghosh
      Aditi Ghosh 6 months ago +1

      Yet there's like 12K+ dislikes..
      butthurt people, smh.

    • Ringblee Diphusa
      Ringblee Diphusa 6 months ago +2


    • Leon182
      Leon182 6 months ago +1

      Reading your comment and everyone else’s reminds me that there are still people who want to see people do well in life :’)

    • Novalia Andriati Br Hombing LBT
      Novalia Andriati Br Hombing LBT 6 months ago +2

      Keep on Spirit ❤️
      We can be the good one as long as we have grateful attitude towards anything
      And remember Jesus never leaves us, HE'S inside our hearts 🌻

    PATRICK PETUELI MOLI 7 months ago +1152

    No human being can be said to be 100% perfect, NO WAY. Everyone makes mistakes, every person is fighting a battle. You may know someone from childhood but you will never know what battle they may be fighting today and that is right now. So please share the LOVE❤

    • Antony
      Antony 6 months ago +1

      @Alice Monroe Trust me, they get bugger all

    • Alice Monroe
      Alice Monroe 6 months ago

      @Antony uhhhh youd know better than me but Google says they usually get life in prison there... or at least 30 years.

    • David R
      David R 6 months ago

      Well said 👏

    • EliMB
      EliMB 6 months ago

      But it's ultimately always a choice to break the law.

  • Skyla S
    Skyla S 6 months ago +190

    I love that she was kind and humble. I’ve seen this scenario in real life and the exchange is not this pleasant. A lot of judges would’ve been extra mean in this situation just to rub it in that they’re doing better than you. Thank God for people like this woman ❤️🙏🏾

  • Meow Unboxing
    Meow Unboxing 6 months ago +411

    We were all kids at one point, and all good at heart. This is such a good reminder.

    • EliMB
      EliMB 6 months ago +1

      Yes, and then we grow up and make choices.

    • Madav Mahesh
      Madav Mahesh 6 months ago +1

      yeah , and then life happened

    • Gary Skinner
      Gary Skinner 6 months ago +9

      Not always but mostly, some people are just wired differently

  • Spockitans
    Spockitans 7 months ago +17316

    I was happy to find out that when he was released from jail 10 months later, they got to see each other again as friends!

    • Wubbage
      Wubbage 7 months ago


    • ItsAMadHouse
      ItsAMadHouse 7 months ago

      With benefits?

    • Ever Ready
      Ever Ready 7 months ago

      @Hayden Foley 10 months in the U.S.........I'm guessing a parking ticket!

    • Hayden Foley
      Hayden Foley 7 months ago

      Do you know what he did

    • Ever Ready
      Ever Ready 7 months ago

      10 months for refusing the vaccine is harsh!

  • jennifer andrua
    jennifer andrua 6 months ago +203

    Sometimes all we need is just a single person understanding us and reminding everyone else that we weren't always bad. It would change many more criminals than jail time for many out there are simply broken inside and choose to continue on that path because 'who cares!'.

    • Animehaven
      Animehaven 6 months ago

      @Matt Rupert thank you

    • Matt Rupert
      Matt Rupert 6 months ago +3

      @richard grace 50% of individuals in prison are in prison as a result of nonviolent drug related "crimes" in which the state actively supports as a way to make revenue...

    • Spud Bencer
      Spud Bencer 6 months ago

      And what is if you were bad as a kid?

    • Alice Monroe
      Alice Monroe 6 months ago

      @richard grace yeah I know the difference but jail time is just what people say in casual colloquial speech. And yeah I know but kindness still probably changes more people for the better than prison.

    • richard grace
      richard grace 6 months ago +3

      @Alice Monroe the point is very few people sitting in prison are sitting there because of lack of kindness or because they are miss understood... they are in there because the consciously and willingly made bad life choices.... and FYI there is a difference between prison and jail, jail is where you go for like 30days tops for some petty ass crap... prison is where you go for the long haul months or years....

  • Ants
    Ants 6 months ago +28

    I loved the fact that this judge genuinely spoke extremely well of who he was in middle school. Not a hint of judgment nor down talk and expressing her well wishes for his future from now on. This cleary impacted him on a very deep level. Truly wish this helps him 💗🤗

  • SpazTek Warrior
    SpazTek Warrior 6 months ago +74

    What a nice thing for that judge to do: remind him that he was a good kid… and that hopefully he has the strength to be more like the person he is deep inside.

    • Anthrax
      Anthrax 6 months ago +3

      @EliMB seeing his old classmate probably made him realize how much he fucked up.

    • Jenyus
      Jenyus 6 months ago +4

      @EliMB let's just hope that he has change for the better

    • EliMB
      EliMB 6 months ago

      He might have been a "good kid" but he's obviously not a 'good man'!

  • Butterfly N
    Butterfly N 6 months ago +30

    That was the most professional and respectful I could ever imagine that scenario to go! I really hope that man is following a good path and is leading a happy and healthy life now.

  • Storm makers
    Storm makers Year ago +25254

    It hit me hard when she said he was the nicest kid in the middle school 😭

    • Pavel K.
      Pavel K. 2 months ago

      Same here. You and everyone here in a comments are just as nice and smart. I want to thank you for not losing your humanity. This world is holding on you. Without you - world is Hell.

    • Niloufer B
      Niloufer B 2 months ago

      Me too! It was heart warming and heart breaking both!

    • 汉升の游戏RPG-HS_GAMING
      汉升の游戏RPG-HS_GAMING 2 months ago

      *we lived in a society*

    • Flying Acehole
      Flying Acehole 2 months ago

      Blaaaa blaaa blaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • 26. Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên
      26. Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên 2 months ago

      @FPL Boss religion doesn't matter, what u missing here is many ppl on the edge of hunger or to feed their childre. Not all criminal are bad lol

  • mostaza
    mostaza 6 months ago +821

    To be honest, I am just surprised how humanity is still alive.

    • GeForce 1030 Benchmarks
      GeForce 1030 Benchmarks 2 months ago

      @Hermes Lein Africa , Brazil , mexico etc other than america go to a gor-3 site and u will completely lose faith in humanity

    • Forrow
      Forrow 4 months ago

      @OPrincessXJasmineO Was that supposed to be a insult or what?

    • Name Surname
      Name Surname 6 months ago

      @Hermes Lein what about north korea

  • hardchuck1
    hardchuck1 6 months ago +15

    The intense wave of emotions, going from surprised, to happy to extreme despair and regret was truly sad to watch. This judge proved that even the simplest gestures can make a difference and she helped show him the way and I hope he’s changed his ways since then and they remained friends. ❤️

  • Coimbra Law
    Coimbra Law 2 months ago +10

    The moment he realizes he has destroyed his own life with an endless stream of bad decisions. And look at how her hard work and studiousness paid off. I hope he came out of this experience better and on the path toward making better life choices. Very touching.

  • Storyteller Misty Mator
    Storyteller Misty Mator 6 months ago +5

    This is the value of finally being seen as a person when you were expected to be treated as a stereotypical caricature again. I think this may be the only 1 minute story to ever make me break instantly into tears. I wish him, and her, all the best, I pray.

  • The witch you couldn't burn.
    The witch you couldn't burn. 7 months ago +19360

    Despite being his classmate, she is so professional. The way she is calling him sir. This is class. A judge showing respect to a criminal.

  • Audrey Adams
    Audrey Adams 3 months ago +17

    5:55 Son unos de los Topgirls.Uno
    15:55 Sun: ''Hotter''
    15:55 Hopi: ''Sweeter''
    15:55 Joonie: ''Cooler''
    15:55 Yoongi: ''Butter''
    15:55 Son unos de los mejores conciertos ,
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente...

  • Leon182
    Leon182 6 months ago +10

    Regardless of where they each stood, she still showed her old friend respect. I pray his life turned around from this chance encounter.

  • sam n
    sam n 6 months ago +35

    Man, this is so sad. I hope this gives him the kick to sorting his life out. Much respect to that judge.
    "he was the nicest kid in middle school" - life screws people over sometimes

    • Forrow
      Forrow 4 months ago +2

      @EliMB OR people make choices that there forced to make

    • EliMB
      EliMB 6 months ago +2

      OR people make choices.

  • Cynthia Williams
    Cynthia Williams 3 months ago +9

    5:55 Son unos de los Topgirls.Uno
    15:55 Sun: ''Hotter''
    15:55 Hopi: ''Sweeter''
    15:55 Joonie: ''Cooler''
    15:55 Yoongi: ''Butter''
    15:55 Son unos de los mejores conciertos ,
    , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente...

  • Jacqueline Warner-Smith
    Jacqueline Warner-Smith 7 months ago +12299

    "What's sad is how old we've become." What a raw line. It can be funny and heartbreaking at the same time.

    • Maggie M
      Maggie M 6 months ago

      @Mi Blvd The way I sometimes choose to interpret that statement is that there is a difference between "growing up" and "growing old."
      Usually, getting to grow old is a good thing. But in certain contexts, growing older is getting tired, losing hope and becoming harder in your heart. That's maybe not what she means, but it could have been. That's what can make that line so raw.

    • Cory Clark
      Cory Clark 7 months ago

      I thought she said 'How old you'll be' at first, suggesting he's going away for a long long time. Eep

    • CosmicStoxrm
      CosmicStoxrm 7 months ago

      Yea 🤧💯

    • Lone Wolf
      Lone Wolf 7 months ago

      @HFFR 452 you continue living that. Regardless. I don’t mean this disrespectfully, but it is a widely accepted theory in psychology.
      Edit: you = anyone in general

  • मां का लाडला

    This is big thing that she praised his past and being a reputed person most of the people never want to recognise their friend or relative who is in the dack of the court.....still she recognised him and praised him
    Really praiseworthy to her ❤️❤️❤️

  • Toto Veci
    Toto Veci 6 months ago +33

    It takes a lot of Courage to recognize a convicted person when the whole world turn against him.. I hope this man get a second chance. Life is already short. IT IS JUST VERY SAD THAT MOST HUMANS PREFER TO IDOLIZE MONEY THAN LIFE ITSELF...

  • Tang Ricky
    Tang Ricky 6 months ago +32

    a true smile on his face while recognising his friend but breaking in tear with full of shame and regret in the next second

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 5 months ago +2

    He realized his youth classmate has his life on her hands wow that’s so emotional

  • it is i
    it is i 2 years ago +19138

    This shows us how everyone changes throughout their life
    "He used to be the best kid" that hit me hard

    • Hoàng Quang
      Hoàng Quang 7 months ago

      It's a long journey, they both get old :(

    • Wasif Shehzad
      Wasif Shehzad 7 months ago


    • Royal Truth
      Royal Truth 7 months ago

      It didn't hit me hard at all. I see it as, there's more to his story as to how he got to the place he's currently at....God is the answer. You can be a good person and end up living wrong,in this country the system is setup to minimize what Caucasian people do while persecuting other ethnic groups for the same sinful wrongful living/ law breaking crimes. Prayerfully this man will have a contrite heart to the point of aligning himself with God and maybe reaching out to the judge to get into programs to help him become productive and healthy Spiritually and Mentally. 🙏🙏🙏

    • Nitish Kumar
      Nitish Kumar 7 months ago

      @Aprajita Thakuri was gonna say that

    • Aprajita Thakur
      Aprajita Thakur 7 months ago +1


  • Marilyn Stephens
    Marilyn Stephens 2 months ago +39

    Felicidades, es un buen ejemplo.
    250 sentadillas son unos HOTCAM.Uno muchas y un buen ejercicio.
    5:25 Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍
    Saludos desde la Cd.. de world 🌹😉💖
    los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer.

  • mike tyrone
    mike tyrone 7 months ago +31

    No matter your creed/job/vows to uphold you can still be compassionate, be human. That’s what the judge did.

  • Abby The Abinator
    Abby The Abinator 29 days ago

    "what's sad is how old we've become" wow that's what she's taken from this experience... what a person. she has all the traits to be a judge, the right person for this.

  • Technical World
    Technical World 2 months ago +1

    It was so heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

    BILL PHILLIPS 2 years ago +24230

    Self reflection is the most difficult thing. She made him do exactly that.

  • Sarah Ogawa
    Sarah Ogawa 6 months ago +15

    The nicest kid in middle school. What a great thing to say!

  • H Markham
    H Markham 6 months ago +2

    You could see his whole demeanor change in an instant. This really does look like a life changing moment. I hope he turned his life around.

  • Sujith Kumar
    Sujith Kumar 6 months ago +8

    I love the judge the way she called him sir even though he was a culprit.

  • Akita
    Akita 6 months ago +8

    I remember seeing this about a year ago. Still breaks my heart every time I see it.

    • MRG
      MRG 6 months ago

      What was he convicted for

  • queeneva3
    queeneva3 2 years ago +38452

    People think he was crying because he felt embarrassed.
    He was crying because he realized he failed the child he was.
    This is heartbreaking

    • A 4444
      A 4444 5 months ago

      This is it

    • Lari K
      Lari K 7 months ago

      No actually he had a rock in his shoe that really hurt.

    • zafar imam
      zafar imam 7 months ago

      well said..

    • Brendon Dowdy
      Brendon Dowdy 7 months ago

      @StofStuiver lol right. We got dr phil here or something. Dude was embarrassed.

    • Brendon Dowdy
      Brendon Dowdy 7 months ago

      Yeah no not at all.

  • Jt
    Jt 6 months ago

    This just brought me tears and I don't know why. This is beautiful, I wish I lived in a world where everyone is good.

  • u2uuba
    u2uuba 6 months ago +8

    “He was the nicest guy at school” ….
    The ultimate best character ref a man can get 😇

  • Wankumbu Malenji
    Wankumbu Malenji 3 months ago +1

    As someone in the legal field this is never easy. Handling a case for someone who's from your past.

  • Jabbert
    Jabbert 7 months ago +5

    This man truly does deserve a second chance. Best wishes go to you brother.

  • DrProctorr
    DrProctorr 2 years ago +21159

    I like how she treats him with such humanity.

    • NulJern
      NulJern 6 months ago

      @Lalo Salamanca no, your argumemt is invalid, try again.

    • Lalo Salamanca
      Lalo Salamanca 6 months ago

      @NulJern Bruh now there is this video viewed by milllions that are all seeing him in a positive light after this. He obviously isn’t humiliated and is obvious happy with the encounter.

    • Baldi Baldimore
      Baldi Baldimore 7 months ago

      @mlc449 what u want her to do? Make a bias statement? She had no choice, thats her job, he got in a police chase and had drugs, 10 months sentence and after that they became friends.

    • Eric Yancey
      Eric Yancey 7 months ago

      @NulJern the real question is….. why not!

  • Riley Long
    Riley Long 7 months ago +96

    Quite honestly.. something tells me the reason he’s crying is because this gave him hope for his future.

    • kupotenshi
      kupotenshi 6 months ago +2

      Knowing his old friend believes in his goodness hit him so hard. I hope he is in a better life situation now

    • Paul Froelich
      Paul Froelich 6 months ago +8

      Yeah you're right. He probably thought everything he used to be was gone. And then she starts going on and on about what a great guy he was.
      Thanks for helping me look at this differently.

  • Ibuki's Boyfriend
    Ibuki's Boyfriend 6 months ago +6

    I bet after that encounter he had enough motivation to change his ways. I really hope they're both doing well.

  • St-Christian Aldrin
    St-Christian Aldrin 6 months ago +142

    He suddenly remembered all his goodness.

    • Name Surname
      Name Surname 6 months ago +1

      Best comment but scrolled down a lot to find it

    • Sauce
      Sauce 6 months ago

      Tf man hahahaha 🤣

    • F W.
      F W. 6 months ago

      His goodness is his humility.

    • Sisco Joaquina Paulus
      Sisco Joaquina Paulus 6 months ago +3

      I feel bad for laughing at this 😭. but I pray that he gets better and change his lifestyle🙏🏽🥺

    • EliMB
      EliMB 6 months ago

      OR he was embarrassed!

  • teQ-illA Raps
    teQ-illA Raps 6 months ago +2

    I think it hit him hard when he realized what he could have become. Seeing his former friend standing on the opposite side of the law must have shifted something inside of him... I hope there is a drastic turn of events in his life upon his release.

  • Steven
    Steven 3 years ago +28837

    Man you can see the exact moment where he switches from happy recognition of a friend to immediate regret of where his life had took him. This was either eye opening or soul crushing, hope he's doing ok now.

    • Forrow
      Forrow 4 months ago

      @samutalyist Wait really?

    • Xavier Batista
      Xavier Batista 2 years ago

      Kwazi Peters dude its such a old comment stop getting your panties in a bunch and a get over it its a opinion

    • Kwazi Peters
      Kwazi Peters 2 years ago

      @Xavier Batista have you ever committed a crime??????

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous 2 years ago

      Likely a soul crushing experience

  • Hruaitea Sathing
    Hruaitea Sathing Month ago

    I like how she was able to recognize him instantly after she read his name and how she tried to comfort him with words.

  • Arman27
    Arman27 2 months ago +1

    This was DEFINITELY a wake up call. I’m sure he saw the error in his ways and has changed.

    GARY ON BROADWAY 6 months ago +3

    "Lead A Lawful Life." Tee-shirt, bumper sticker, fortune cookie, the best advice with no judgment one-liner of the year. Few of these leave me feeling optimistic about our society. What a kind and compassionate woman who found her perfect calling in this life! 💖

  • Canciones muy bonitas- Ana María Fonseca R

    I love when she tries to bring some happines in the moment saying: "what's sad is how old we've become..."😊

  • Amu Can Dance
    Amu Can Dance 2 years ago +18415

    So touching and beautiful..the lady was so kind and didn't humiliate him.

    • NulJern
      NulJern 7 months ago

      @Sally Reacts learn english. He is in jail getting a sentence. How is that not bad? It's not about making every situation seem bad, get a grip.

    • Sally Reacts
      Sally Reacts 7 months ago +1

      @Beenbarian Don't smile. Do not smile when remembering the good times or comforting a friend. No! Bad!

    • Sally Reacts
      Sally Reacts 7 months ago

      @NulJern AFTER HE WAS OUT OF PRISON? By that time he !am have never gotten that wake up call. Why do people try to make every single situation seem bad?

    • Sally Reacts
      Sally Reacts 7 months ago

      Why do people find it surprising that a judge didn't try to humiliate someone?

  • Nancy Chauhan
    Nancy Chauhan 6 months ago +14

    This video made me cry , she's handled the situation with ethically

  • Eliza OKeeffe
    Eliza OKeeffe 7 months ago +34

    Let's hope he saw the error of his way's, when the judge recognised him and then she inspired him to get his life in order when she complement him about how good he was when in school. 🙏

  • Sumaiya Amin
    Sumaiya Amin 6 months ago

    I got so emotional. I hope he's found the right direction in life. The judge was holding her composure so well. She maintained it by commenting on how much they've aged. His reaction would have stirred anyone.

  • Marty Modus
    Marty Modus 6 months ago

    This made me cry the first time I saw it and now it's done it again. Such an incredible moment, I don't know how anyone could be unaffected by it.

  • Just Some Lunatic Without A Mustache

    He smiled when he remembered the past, and cried when he noticed the present.

    • emeghara taca gitti top
      emeghara taca gitti top 4 months ago

      This is the best comment i have ever seen in social media.

    • ramin shaghaghi
      ramin shaghaghi 4 months ago

      haha yes buddy nice drama😁

      GARY ON BROADWAY 6 months ago +1

      Everyone keeps writing, "So sad." I think it's BEAUTIFUL! What were the odds? He could have been assigned to a nasty judge with ZERO compassion and been sentenced to 40 years!

  • Angela Marshall
    Angela Marshall 6 months ago +13

    The nicest guy in school prob had alot of troubles to turn out this way,hope he turned his life atound and things are are better for him now,life can be soo hard

  • ExP
    ExP 6 months ago

    This propably made him realize how bad of a person he was being :(
    This was so heartbreaking

  • mane
    mane 6 months ago +2

    She was both compassionate and professional, i really admire that about her

  • Zion Rios
    Zion Rios 6 months ago

    For the first couple seconds of his reaction he's flooded with happy memories of his middle school days and he completely forgets his situation then he realizes who she's become and who he's become and is flooded with embarrassment and shame.

  • Kanta Vekaria
    Kanta Vekaria 7 months ago +8517

    She remembered what he was after so long. She did not look down in him. This is true compassion. I wish there were more people like this. Human.

    • Álvaro
      Álvaro 7 months ago

      @James Andre Baroman 😂😂😂😂

    • THATWeeb
      THATWeeb 7 months ago

      I appreciate everyone ignoring Daan P with that kind of racist comment😄

    • Daniel Cosper
      Daniel Cosper 7 months ago +1

      The measure of a good person is not that they are perfect and never make a mistake, instead, a good person simply attempts to make right the mistakes made, and tries to make amends to those they wronged.

    • Scharnhorst
      Scharnhorst 7 months ago +1

      very true

    • Baumer
      Baumer 7 months ago +1

      She remembered and reminded him of what he use to be. "Best kid in middle school." He probably hadn't thought of himself in that light in 20 years. We are creatures of habit. It doesn't take much to lose one's way.

  • Stephanie Lovatt
    Stephanie Lovatt 6 months ago +1

    Well done, to the judge! Hopefully, being caught out like this, will help this man change his ways!

  • J. Rich
    J. Rich 6 months ago +8

    I'll bet this brought him back to reality and he's probably living a much happier life these days. Hopefully.

  • E MP
    E MP 6 months ago

    That's a great judge! And seems like a nice guy too :) Hope he's doing OK.

  • Ajay Sharma
    Ajay Sharma 6 months ago +2

    I certainly hope he is doing well and living a good life. God bless him.

  • sunnie
    sunnie 2 years ago +16351

    When she called him the nicest kid in middle school i got chills

    • Forrow
      Forrow 4 months ago

      @Fivestar5000 Yeah

    • Fivestar5000
      Fivestar5000 Year ago

      Too be fair he might not have done anything that bad. Maybe he was caught with some weed or somthing.

    • Jay George
      Jay George Year ago

      It is she noticed the little things in a person n always wondered as well. Neat.

    • 🌝
      🌝 Year ago

      Beautiful humanity

    • Hypernoia
      Hypernoia Year ago

      Being too nice and caring too much can make you vulnerable to psychopathy.

  • an ge
    an ge 20 days ago

    heart wrenching...
    evokes all the stories in between the lines, through time & circumstances...
    very sweet and kind of her to acknowledge his goodness which she witnessed in their youth 🌷

  • Jake Baker
    Jake Baker 3 months ago +1

    I have seen this and NEVER forgot it.
    Its just crazy how life is.
    I saw it years ago and NEVER stopped thinking about it. Especially for my son. I make him watch it often. You can be the brightest, the nicest and if you take the wrong turn it all comes falling down.

  • IG:DominicanFitness413
    IG:DominicanFitness413 6 months ago

    The fact that this man showed he was so ashamed tells me there's hope for this guy to change his life. May he have the serenity to accept the things he cannot change, courage to change the things he can, and wisdom to know the difference.

  • Clau Clau
    Clau Clau 6 months ago

    I hope this man changed his life in a positive way.
    This brought me to tears.

  • neeliyas homedecor
    neeliyas homedecor 2 years ago +9637

    “You were the nicest kid in middle school”
    That was just heartbreaking

  • Undead Rising
    Undead Rising 7 months ago +27

    She spoke so nicely to him! However it is still odd to hear her addressing him as 'sir' given that they grew up together as kids in the same school.
    I love the fact, that despite the fact he is there as a law-breaker to some degree, she goes out of her way to address the good in him.

    • Aktchung Rabanio
      Aktchung Rabanio 6 months ago

      @Eltard A No. You're just projecting your own feelings onto her. She did the best she could.

    • Eltard A
      Eltard A 6 months ago +1

      She looked like she was about to break protocol and give him a hug when he started crying but she checked herself and went back to addressing him as sir to keep it professional. God bless them both

    • Gabs
      Gabs 6 months ago +3

      Say sir or ma’am is a sign of respect. It doesn’t matter the age.

    • CaptainReedo40
      CaptainReedo40 7 months ago +12

      That is a sign of professionalism, that she doesn’t cast her role aside, even during this emotional moment.

  • Jhohan Urbano
    Jhohan Urbano 6 months ago +8

    “You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain” - Harvey Dent . Perfect description for this video.

  • Mieka Fasting Weight Loss
    Mieka Fasting Weight Loss 6 months ago +41

    Aww sweet and sad. That could be a life changing moment for him. Everyone can change starting today 💪🏽💕

  • PussnBoot2516
    PussnBoot2516 6 months ago +1

    I hope that man was able to make good changes to his life after seeing his childhood friend and hearing her kind words.

  • Felix ARKJ
    Felix ARKJ 2 years ago +5300

    That transition from genuinely being happy to see his friend to being sad for what he have done was really heartbreaking

    • Justin Green
      Justin Green 2 years ago

      A cinematic moment

    • Craft Paint
      Craft Paint 2 years ago

      That was a great smile 😊

    • Kcm Naruto
      Kcm Naruto 2 years ago +33

      It's not fake lol he spent 10 months in prison. If you didn't actually know when he got released the judge was actually there waiting for him with his family

    • Alex Hoffman
      Alex Hoffman 2 years ago +8

      That tweet doesn't say it's fake tho 🤔

  • Jack Oliver
    Jack Oliver 6 months ago

    This was really heartbreaking it just goes to show that it truly is a small world, I hope this mans making the right choices now and living his best life

  • It'sjstanopinion🤔
    It'sjstanopinion🤔 6 months ago +3

    😭 For his regrets and situation. And for her kindness and speaking to him like an old friend.
    Much Respect.
    I pray for all Blessings for this man.

  • LiL Spa
    LiL Spa 3 months ago +1

    A short but very moving video to watch. Two paths meet again, I hope he takes that emotion to improve his life.

    SINGH FC IPSWICH 7 months ago +1

    This video is too deep, what kind words from the judge must of been really hard for the person on stand to see where he’s school friend had made out of there life, hopefully this is what was needed to kickstart in life in the right way god bless them both

  • Rahul
    Rahul 2 years ago +20889

    she still called him sir... respect to everyone.

    • Apple Face
      Apple Face Year ago +1

      In court matter you are the most horrible criminal...they always call you sir for respect you as a human ...who only did stupid things

    • The Priestess
      The Priestess Year ago

      Justice mingled with grace

    • Rahul
      Rahul Year ago

      @𝕰𝖘𝖙 𝕴𝖌𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖚𝖒 yep

    • 𝕰𝖘𝖙 𝕴𝖌𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖚𝖒
      𝕰𝖘𝖙 𝕴𝖌𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖚𝖒 Year ago +1

      It's not India....Here class system and Feudalism isn't present like our country.....

  • Afnan Khan
    Afnan Khan 6 months ago +1

    Man she made him remember who he use to be and what he had become compared to what he could’ve been. That childhood memory broke him down

  • Mithun Nair
    Mithun Nair 6 months ago

    That judge's smile was so refreshing to see ❤️

  • JR Pablo esq
    JR Pablo esq 7 months ago +1

    I’m betting there will be someone moved by this who will be in a position to help this man get on the right track. I’m sure we’re rooting for him. Pretty heartbreaking.

  • Diana Rodriguez
    Diana Rodriguez 6 months ago

    I think her words coming from a past friend touched his heart and will somehow play a role into his future life choices,wisdom comes from age and hard knocks