Elementary school kids in Illinois lined up at the end of this year to get their yearbook signed by beloved janitor “Mr. Steve.”

A now-viral photo shows Alan Shepard Elementary School students waiting in line so that Steve Weidner could sign their yearbooks. Weidner, who has worked at the school for 15 years, signed more than 300 yearbooks.

Shepard Custodian Steve "Mr. Steve" Weidner has reached Rock Star status as he autographs yearbooks for his "fans"!

Posted by Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Weidner said this morning on “Fox and Friends” that he does this every year, and that this is just the first time that someone has taken a picture of it.

Student Capri Ireland explained to Elisabeth Hasselbeck why the students love Mr. Steve so much.

“He will come to play with you outside sometimes after recess, and it just makes all the boys and girls really happy,” she said.

Principal Shirley Padera told FOX 4, “He pays attention to the kids… he knows who they are. The kids know if anything happens, Mr. Steve is going to take care of it.”


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