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MIAMI, Florida–

A Miami-Dade County judge and a man accused of burglary shared an emotional reunion this week.

“O.K., Mr. Booth, I have a question for you,” Judge Mindy Glazer asked defendant Arthur Booth.

“Yes, ma’am,” Booth responded.

“Did you go to Nautilus? For middle school?” Judge Glazer asked, seemingly already knowing the answer.

Booth broke down in tears, repeating, “Oh my goodness, oh my goodness.”

According to NBC Miami, Booth is charged with burglary, grand theft, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Glazer, however, has fonder memories of her childhood friend.

“I’m sorry to see you there. I always wondered what happened to you, sir,” Glazer said. “This was the nicest kid in middle school, he was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids, and look what has happened.”

As Booth sobbed, Glazer quipped about how old they’ve both become.

“Good luck to you sir,” she said. “I hope you are able to come out of this O.K. and just lead a lawful life.”