They didn’t think much of school janitor, but one night they catch him in hall—jaw drops at video

December 15, 2017 10:20 am Last Updated: December 15, 2017 10:20 am

Janitorial work isn’t typically thought of as a fun or glamorous job, yet school custodian Wilbur Knight has managed to make sweeping the halls fun for himself, and others through his amazing talent.

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Knight currently works at Pugliese West Elementary School in Steubenville, Ohio. He’s been working for the school system for over two decades. As he makes his way down the halls, students and teachers alike are enthralled by his incredible singing voice.

“When I first get here in the morning I can hear it echoing through the halls and it always brightens our day,”  Jared Robinson, a second-grade teacher at the school, told ABC News.

In fact, Robinson is so captivated by Knight that he posted his performance of “Happy Birthday” to a fellow staff member to the school’s Facebook page. The video now has over 4,000 views.

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With that video’s rousing success, the school decided to post even more.

“That’s just Mr. Knight spreading his positive message,” said Robinson.

 61-year-old Knight is flattered by the attention.

“I just want to touch people’s hearts,” he explained. “I’m going to keep on singing. I’m not going to stop. That’s my gift…”

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He shares his gift, not just at his job, but at his church on Sunday as well.

“I’m a gospel singer. That’s what I do,” Knight said proudly.

“He’s an inspiration to all of us,” said Principal Lynnett Gorman. “In a world where kids are sometimes lacking a positive male role model, Mr. Knight has really shown to be that for them. The kids love him. They give him hugs, he greets them with songs and they greet him with smiles. We’re pretty lucky to have him.”

On the contrary, Knight believes that he is the lucky one. Being around the kids is his favorite part of the job.

“I love the kids,” he said, “I love seeing them smile and seeing them happy.”