Dwyane Wade surprised the students of Marjory Stoneman: ‘I just want to say I’m inspired by you’

Dwyane Wade, back home with the Miami Heat. Rob Foldy/Getty Images
  • Dwyane Wade visited the students of Marjory Stoneman to tell them he was “inspired” by their response to the recent school shooting.
  • One student posted a video of Wade’s visit on social media, which is a must watch.
  • Wade has recently returned to the Miami Heat, where he had a Hall of Fame career and became a local legend.

Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade received a hero’s welcome as he paid a visit to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in the wake of the recent shooting there which claimed the lives of seventeen people.

“I just want to come here today . . . I just wanted to come and say I’m inspired by all of you.

“As someone out here in the public eye I’m proud to say I’m from this state because of you guys and because of the future of this world.”

Wade’s visit was greeted with thunderous applause and shouts of “Wade County” from the Marjory Stoneman students, as you can see in a video taken by one of the students.

It’s a fitting reception for a player who won three NBA titles for the city of Miami, the greater area of which encompasses Marjory Stoneman.

Wade enjoyed his visit with the students as well, and even said on Twitter afterwards that he wants to be ” . . . more involved in the change that they WILL create.”

Wade was recently traded back to the Miami Heat after stints with the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers over the past year and a half, and as he told the students, “I am so excited to be back in this city and this state.”