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Dwyane Wade makes surprise visit to Stoneman Douglas (pics/vids)

Dwyane Wade on Wednesday paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., leaving students, faculty and staff both surprised by and appreciative for his appearance.

The NBA superstar, who recently returned to the Miami Heat, has been outspoken on the tragedy that occurred on the school grounds on Feb. 14, when a shooter gunned down 17 students and staff. Suffice to say, Wade’s appearance inspired a flurry of posts on social media, including posts from students along with Broward County school board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood.

Wade was left especially moved by the tragedy when he learned that shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, 17, was buried in one of his jerseys.

Wade has since paid tribute to the young man on his sneakers.

Wade has also dedicated the rest of the season to Oliver’s memory.