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Retiring principal gets sweetest send-off EVER!

  • Roger Boddie is retiring as principal of Hingham middle school
  • His students surprised him with a 'Don't Stop Believing' flash mob
Retiring principal gets sweetest send-off EVER!

We'd imagine, as a principal, there would be few things more rewarding than knowing your students appreciate you. That being said, Roger Boddie must have been one awesome principal.

Boddie presided over Hingham Middle School in Massachusetts for 36 years. When he decided to retire, the students and faculty set up a secret surprise to send him off. Under the guise of shooting a video about construction at the school, Boddie was led up to the roof, where he got to witness the whole student body dancing to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and holding up signs that read "Thank you for believing in us."

Excuse us while we cry a little.

As a cherry on top of this surprisingly moving little tribute, Boddie seems charmingly unaware of the students' intentions.

"Oh no, not a flash dance!" he exclaims. Oh, principals. They are the best.

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