Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade made a surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, the site of the mass shooting that killed 17 people at the Parkland, Florida, school on Feb. 14.
After his visit, Wade tweeted about his interactions with students.
I just had a great conversation with some of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School about some important/impactful things that they have planned. I'm looking forward to being more involved in the change that they WILL create. #MSDStrong 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 7, 2018
Our conversation about bridging the gap between the students from Parkland, Florida and Chicago was really impressive. These young adults GET IT. They understand the power of their voices for the ones that often go unheard!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 7, 2018
Wade met with students and teachers and posed for photos. He told the students that they were inspiring to him, and he punctuated his remarks with "MSD Strong all the way',' which was met with a loud roar.
He has dedicated the remainder of the season to one of the victims, Joaquin Oliver, who was buried in a Wade jersey.
Wade had Oliver's name written on his sneakers during the Heat's game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Feb. 27. In that game, Wade scored 15 of Miami's final 17 points in a 102-101 victory.
On Saturday, Wade met with the Oliver family and gave them a pair of specially made shoes that included the name of the school and Joaquin's name.
Wade spent his first 13 NBA seasons with the Heat before leaving to play with the Bulls and Cavaliers. He was traded back to Miami in February.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.