Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade visited students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a Feb. 14 mass shooting at the school claimed the lives of 17 people. The school is about a 50-minute drive from Miami.

One of the victims of the shooting, Joaquin Oliver, 17, was buried in a Wade jersey. The story shook the veteran guard.

You’re about to make me cry this afternoon

— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 25, 2018

Students and faculty posted photos and videos of Wade's visit to the school on Twitter. Wade arrived to cheers and addressed the crowd with a microphone.

"I just wanted to stop by, wanted to come to the school," Wade said. "First of all, I am so excited to be back in this city, in this state. And I just want to come here today and hopefully for a moment, for a second, bring a little of this, bring a little excitement. What you guys have been going through and seeing how resilient you guys have been has been amazing from afar. I just wanted to come and say I'm inspired by all of you."


— sebi #neveragain #msdstrong (@sebiloveschoco) March 7, 2018

Much appreciation goes out to @DwyaneWade for visiting our school and showing his support. Changing the world, one dribble at a time. #MarchForOurLives

— 🔥HƆƧTIƎᗡ ИAYЯ🔥 (@Ryan_Deitsch) March 7, 2018

NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR MY PRESIDENT @DwyaneWade 💛💖💖💛💛💖💖💛💛💖💛💖💖💖💛💛💖💖💛💛💖💖💖💖💛💖💖💛💖💛

— rain #NeverAgain (@rain_valladares) March 7, 2018

My Mentee Mei-Ling Ho-Shing meets Dwayne Wade today at Stoneman Douglas #StonemanDouglas

— Dr. Rosalind Osgood (@ReverendRos) March 7, 2018

A selfie of A D Wade selfie #StonemanDouglasHS

— Dr. Rosalind Osgood (@ReverendRos) March 7, 2018

@DwyaneWade thank you for the visit and your support!♥️

— Lola S (@Lolasanabriaa) March 7, 2018

Wade has made an effort to be a positive voice in the wake of the Florida tragedy.

Wade over the weekend, "I'm thankful I could come back and be able to be a leader and a voice in the community more so than even coming back here and scoring any baskets."

— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) March 7, 2018