Meet Andrew Ward, aka « Señor Ward, » a Spanish teacher at Turner High School in Kansas City, Kansas.
Ward is known for beginning every class with a very enthusiastic « Buenos dias! »
This March, two of his students, Bella Gordillo and Taylor Rios, decided to secretly film his grand entrances every day and compile them into a video montage.
« I was like, why don’t we record it all fourth quarter and give it to him as a present at the end of the year? » Rios told BuzzFeed News. « And Bella thought it was a great idea, so that’s how it happened. »
On the last day of class, the two recently graduated seniors surprised their teacher with this video:
Ward « probably turned three shades of red » when he saw it, he told BuzzFeed News.
« I guess they had been filming it all along, and they just stitched their favorite ones together, » he said. « I'd kind of caught on that they were recording me towards the end, but I didn’t know what they were doing with it. So it really was kind of a surprise. »
« He was laughing the whole time and smiling and thanking us, » Rios said.
People are loving the video, which has been viewed thousands of times.