A simple question from Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer to an accused burglar standing before her in the courtroom absolutely astonished the man and left him sobbing.
Glazer, who was presiding over a bond hearing for Arthur Booth, realized that he was a long-lost friend from her childhood whom she hadn't seen for decades. Rather than ignore that fact, she spoke up.
"Mr. Booth, I have a question for you," the judge said. "Did you go to Nautilus for Middle School?"
Booth, who is also accused of grand theft, instantaneously reacted with astonishment, made the connection and proclaimed, "Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness!"
Watch the moment unfold below:
Glazer said in the courtroom that she had wondered over the years what had happened to Booth, as the two were close as young children, and expressed her sadness that his life had turned out as it did.
Booth sobbed as he soaked in the news.
"I'm sorry to see you here. I always wondered what happened to you, sir," she said. "This is the nicest kid in middle school. He was the best kid in middle school ... and look what has happened."
Glazer, who set Booth's bond at $44,000, concluded by wishing him well.
"I hope you're able to change your ways," she said. "Good luck to you."