Students elated as Dwyane Wade makes surprise visit to Stoneman Douglas High

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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade visited Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Wednesday, taking pictures with excited students.

Joey Pelose, a junior at the school, tweeted a picture of him and a group of students with Wade, calling him the GOAT (an acronym for Greatest of All Time).

“Greatest moment of my life,” Pelose tweeted.

Diego Pfeiffer, another student at the school, wrote: “Thx @DwyaneWade for casually dropping by our school and causing a stampede in the cafeteria An interesting lunch to be sure, thank you for your support!”

Wade has already made a touching impact on the Douglas community following the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed 17 members of the school’s community.

He dedicated the rest of his season to Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, a 14-year-old who was one of the 17 killed and was buried in his Wade jersey. Oliver’s family were special guests of Wade’s at Saturday’s game at AmericanAirlines Arena, and Wade has played with Oliver’s name on his sneakers ever since he found out about Oliver.

Teacher Debbie Jacobson posted a picture of her with Wade on Twitter as well Wednesday, thanking the Heat player for all he did for Oliver’s family.

“Meeting this man would have meant the world to Joaquin Oliver, one of our fallen 17,” Jacobson said. “I gave Dwyane Wade a hug from Guac and told him how much he loved him! Thank you for being generous with your time today! A real bright spot for our kids!


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