RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey high school senior who suffers from a chronic disease got a heartwarming surprise Friday.
A caravan of people in Ridgewood drove by Michael Alters’ house to cheer him up.READ MORE: 81-Year-Old Found Dead In Elmwood Park Home, Man Taken Into Custody
The pandemic has made his journey more challenging, so his guidance counselor gathered the police and fire departments, as well as others, to lift his spirits.READ MORE: 2 Adults, 3 Children Hospitalized With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Brooklyn
He says it meant so much.
“I have been feeling down lately ’cause of all the things that have been going on, but this brought me up and was able to cheer me,” Michael said. “I wasn’t expecting this at all.”MORE NEWS: Civilian Complaint Review Board: Dozens Of NYPD Officers Should Be Disciplined For Misconduct During Black Lives Matter Protests Last Year
More than 100 students also created a video for Michael, sending him well wishes.