A few good men welcome Craddock Middle School students

Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 19:35:49-04

Portsmouth, Va. - A Portsmouth middle school was looking for a few good men to welcome kids back to school, and that's certainly what happened on Tuesday morning.

Students hopped off the bus and straight into a huddle of encouragement.

Hundreds of men from the community lined the sidewalks all the way up to Cradock's double-door entrance.

Professionals in suits and even the city's mayor were there. Officers were also there to help welcome the students.

Dozens of them were members of Grove Baptist Church in Portsmouth. They all woke up to join students as they start another school year.

They told NewsChannel 3 this was their passion. They wanted to be there to inspire the students.

This message did not go unnoticed.

Portsmouth Schools superintendent Elie Bracy says he agrees with this message.

Men says they hope kids never forget this message.