One very special principal, Roger Boddie, is retiring after 36 years as principal of Hingham Middle School in Hingham, Mass.
In this video, originally posted to YouTube on June 11 By Hingham Community Access & Media, Boddie think he’s giving the community film crew a tour of a new building being built at the school.
However, when he eventually makes his way up to the roof of the building, there was something truly remarkable waiting for him. The entire student body broke into an elaborate farewell flash mob, dancing in unison to Journey’s hit song, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” while holding signs that read “Thank you for believing in us.”
The school says the whole community came together to make the moment happen, and it was clearly quite a success. At one point in the video Boddie says, “When people ask me what I’m going to miss, I think I know what it is. Although I always knew I was going to miss the kids.”