Mike Rowe’s Moving Tribute To Corrections Officer Will Leave You In Tears

Michael Rowe, American television host and narrator famous for the Discovery series, Dirty Jobs, surprised a former corrections officer, known for his acts of kindness towards his community.


Mike has been on a mission through a program called “Returning The Favor” where he highlights extraordinary acts of kindness done by community member. He gives them the thanks that nobody gave them and has to travel to almost all parts of the country to meet these selfless heroes.

Now in the fourth season of the program, Mike travels to Peoria, Illinois to meet Carl Cannon.


Peoria was named as a highly segregated city in the US, and for years, Carl has worked as a corrections officer in prison, till he realized how much he could do when outside.

He founded ELITE, which aims at keeping youth out of prisons and rehabilitating those who did time in prison.

Carl works round the clock with the schools and entire community to move forward and stay safe. He has helped many and they all got together to thank Carl and show him their appreciation.

A moving clip of the moment when Carl realizes what is in store for him next is warming the hearts of people all over the country.

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Margaret Ingham

this was a wonderful inspirational story of a man who has made a big difference in peoples lives . Thank you Mr. Cannon for all you do. God Bless you.

Pat Marsh

Can’t find a place to sign up for every episode. FB searches lead nowhere. What to do? I love what u are doing!

Sarah K McLeod

He is SO deserving of the help you and the others gave. I wish it would start the same action in other cities as well. I enjoy all your videos! Thanks from my heart for what you do. <3

Verse of the Day

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. — John 3:20-21 (NIV)


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