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Video of principal helping student with car problems goes viral

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One Memphis principal is doing whatever he can to help his students, connect with them, and be an example.

His name is Mr. Greg McCullough, but some may soon start calling him Mr. Goodwrench.

The principal of Central High School was caught on video under the hood of a student's car, helping get it started.

Students at Central said his willingness to help is not a surprise to them.

The video, which has now gone viral for all the right reasons, and those who saw what the principal was doing said he deserves to be recognized.

"I just thought that was something amazing, 'cause you don't see that often," Tiffany Perkins, who shot the video, said.

McCullough, however, said he was just in the right place at the right time to help. But, he was shocked to know it was caught on camera.

"It was quite surprising, like the saying, 'you never know who's watching you'," McCullough said. "She needed some help and I happened to be the one there."

Tatiyana Phillips was the student McCullough helped. She said that's just the type of person he is.

"He makes you feel special," Phillips said. "He builds a connection with you and I just really appreciate that."

Phillips' first time driving to school was dampened by a battery problem, but McCullough made it a little better by stepping in to help.

"I think I can do that," McCullough said. "I'm not the best car person, but we worked on it."

McCullough said he is a hands-on principal.

"I've always been one to be out and about," he said. "I don't like to sit in my office and it's nice that someone notices that. Just lucky to be here and get to serve these kids."

But, the students said he is not the only one lucky.

"I couldn't ask for anything better," Perkins said. "McCullough is the bomb."

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