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Graduation on a Subway Train


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Jerich Alcantara left early for his graduation from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City. He got on the subway wearing his cap and gown. But wouldn't you know it, the train was delayed and Alcantara, along with a trainload of other passengers, was stuck underground for several hours. So the other passengers held him an impromptu graduation right where they were.

"I was wearing the cap and gown the whole time, and honestly when we were on the train at some point it looked like everyone was kinda upset, tired of everything so I decided I'd just thank everyone for being there for my graduation that it meant a whole lot to me and then they just all started cheering," Alcantara said.

In the video, you see Alcantara being handed his diploma by a friend -which was an image on a phone. He missed the school commencement ceremony, but his family and friends threw their own celebration when Alcantara finally arrived. -via Atlas Obscura


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