Judge Mindy Glazer was looking over a burglary case in what she thought was a normal court day, when she thought she recognized the defendant.
“Did you go to Nautilus?” Judge Glazer asked the man.
“Oh my goodness,” Arthur Booth blurted out while smiling in embarrassment and then immediately covering his face in shame.
It turns out the judge and the defendant were classmates at Nautilus Middle School.
“I’m sorry to see you here,” said Judge Glazer. “I always wondered what happened to you.”
“This was the nicest kid in middle school – he was the best kid in middle school,” Glazer explained. “I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened.”
“What’s sad is how old we’ve become. Good luck to you, sir, I hope you are able to come out of this OK and just lead a lawful life.”
The relationships we make throughout life – even the temporary ones – can reappear at the most unexpected moments.
Watch the short but touching exchange between Judge Glazer and Arthur here:
We certainly hope that Arthur listens to Judge Glazer’s words and comes out of this experience a better man.
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