WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (WPVI) --A willow grove elementary school recognized a man they say embodies the spirit of a hero.
Students at Fitzwater Elementary School honored their custodian, Percy Herder Friday during a school assembly.
Herder has been working at the school for 21 years.
He has 28 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, so he knows that a little caring can go a long way.
Herder said "Even sometimes on my bad days when I come in here the kids, I see them sad and I feel as though I gotta perk them up, I forget about my own feelings sometimes to make them happy."
In honor of black history month, students have been studying what makes someone a hero.
They say Herder is everything a hero should be.