Student Has Graduation on the Subway After 2-Hour Delay Forces Him to Miss Ceremony
A fellow passenger recorded the whole "ceremony," in which the student's buddy scribbled a "diploma" on his iPhone.
A New York student made the best of a bad situation when fellow train passengers threw him an impromptu graduation ceremony as a two-hour subway delay forced him to miss the event.
Jerich Marco Alcantara, a nursing major at Hunter College, was in full cap and gown on a Manhattan-bound E train in Queens when disaster struck.
When it became apparent that Alcantara and his family were to miss the ceremony, a buddy had the brilliant idea to scribble a makeshift diploma on his iPhone, which he presented to the graduate.
"Certificate of a good job. You’re a nurse now, maybe," the “diploma” read.
Fellow passenger Nadia Afzal recorded the impromptu ceremony.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this poor kid is going to miss his graduation,” she told Inside Edition. “We were all clapping for him, we were playing a song, it was a really nice moment.”
In the video, someone can be heard shouting: "Congratulations, you're a nurse!"
Everyone joined in the impromptu situation, which was filled with hugs, kisses and handshakes, and the graduate showed off his "diploma" to fellow riders.
The student also took photos with his parents and girlfriend aboard the train to commemorate the moment.
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