Nobody wants to randomly run into an old classmate from years ago. Usually the worst case scenario is that you’re hung over and didn’t comb your hair because you were only running to the bodega for an egg sandwich, so you simply avert your eyes and act like you didn’t see them. Arthur Booth‘s situation was way worse. He was wearing a jail jumpsuit, and he couldn’t avoid his former friend from Nautilus Middle School because she was the judge setting his bond on burglary charges.
Booth touched people’s hearts when he broke down and cried upon realizing the judge was his old friend, Mindy Glazer. The video, in which Glazer tells him across the courtroom, “I’m sorry to see you there. I always wondered what happened to you,” went viral about a year ago.
Earlier this week, after serving about 10 months on those burglary charges, Booth was surprised to see Glazer again, except this time it was under way better circumstances. Glazer showed up to meet her old friend on his release from jail,CBS Miami reports. He was released early as part of a court program.
“You’re gonna do something good for somebody else. That’s what you’re gonna do,” Glazer told Booth as his family stood nearby.
Booth began tearing up again.
“She’s an inspiration and motivation to me right now,” Booth said of the judge. “Seeing Mindy is incredible, because I know where I could have been. But I’m not giving up on life.”