Mike Rowe Leaves Corrections Officer In Tears After Deserving Surprise

Mike Rowe Leaves Corrections Officer In Tears After Deserving Surprise

Beloved TV personality Mike Rowe surprises a former corrections officer who is giving back to the community in amazing ways.


You may recognize Mike Rowe from his various television programs, such as Dirty Job. And one thing that Mike discovered on his tour across the world was that there are kind people everywhere.

That’s when he decided to find some of these community members that go above and beyond and give them the thanks that they truly deserve. ‘Returning The Favor’ sees Mike travel across the country seeking out those that he can bless. And to kick off it’s fourth season, Mike is meeting Carl Cannon in Peoria, Illinois.

Peoria was named one of the most segregated cities in the entire US. For decades, Carl worked as a corrections officer inside the prison, until he realized that he could do so much good on the outside.

That’s when he founded ELITE, a program aimed at keeping youth outside of the prison and helping to rehabilitate those that have spent time in prison. Carl works tirelessly to help the schools and the entire community move forward and stay safe.

Over the years, he has touched so many lives and they were all ready to say thanks to this incredible and inspiring man. And when Carl realizes the real surprise in store, he is overcome with emotion.

It is truly a moment that tugs at every heartstring. Thank you, Carl, for all you have done for the community and how your story continues to inspire others to do good.

A Correction Officer's Tough Love

In this episode of Returning the Favor, Mike Rowe and the team head to Peoria, Illinois to meet Carl Cannon, a former Corrections Officer who is focused on keeping youth out of prison.

Posted by Returning The Favor on Friday, January 10, 2020