“We actually got to meet Mr. G, and I’ve always wanted to meet him,” Kimberly Martinez, a student, smiled. "It was really exciting!"
It was a fun day for the kids of P.S. 65 in the Bronx.
"We were excited to see him!" Tahjay, another student, smiled.
They helped celebrate a special moment with our very own Mr. G
“Help me welcome and help me dedicate today 'Mr. G Day in the Bronx!" Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President, announced.
Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., made it official this morning, but not before these talented students showed off their stuff.
From cheerleaders to the choir to a talking robot, they sure put on quite the ceremony.
“It was cool being up on stage singing,” Carlos, a student, said.
Mr. G worked as a teacher in the Bronx for more than a decade before starting his career as a weatherman. He's continued to give many in many ways ever since.
“It’s amazing the amount of work that, unfortunately, the public does not know that this young man puts in,” Diaz Jr. explained. "The kids were excited and they will never forget this, just like me, they’ll remember this day for the rest of their lives.”
Diaz Jr. first met Mr. G as a child when he came to speak to his class. They've stayed in touch over the years.
“Ruben was at P.S. 31, his eyes were shiny, he had hair [back then],” Mr. G joked while speaking to the kids.
Mr. G shared personal stories and answered questions all to make sure these kids understood that this day wasn't just about him, but about them.
“I like that Mr. g came to visit us and told us stories,” one student smiled.
“I think Mr. G is a good man and I think his advice was really good,” another added.
As for those words of wisdom...?
“You’re going to get knocked down and you [will] get up!" Mr. G said to the students.