A Miami-Dade judge shared an emotional reunion with an old middle school classmate at a bond hearing on Thursday.

Judge Mindy Glazer Reunites With Middle School Classmate

Judge Mindy Glazer surprised Arthur Booth in court on Thursday when he appeared before the judge following his arrest for alleged burglary and police pursuit. “Mr. Booth, I have a question for you: did you go Nautilus for middle school?” Glazer asked Booth.

A stunned booth immediately recognized Glazer, shaking his head and repeating, “Oh my goodness, oh my goodness.” Booth was overcome with emotion, and covered his head and began to cry. “I’m sorry to see you here, I always wondered what happened to you, sir,” Glazer told Booth.

Glazer added that she remembered Booth as “the nicest kid in middle school,” telling the court, “He was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened.”

Glazer, who set Booth’s bond at $43,000, left things on a positive note, saying, “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.”