With a little help from Kleenex, the staff and students at a Nashville, Tennessee elementary school pulled off an epic surprise to honor their beloved custodian.

Mr. Patton is the type of man who goes above and beyond the call of duty. He not only cares for the school, he cares for the students and staff as well.

"He is our janitor, he is our friend, he is just the best man ever!" proclaimed one of the students.

If you, or your kids, have ever attended a school where the custodian is much more than just the guy who cleans up spills, you'll enjoy this video.