Mama I made it: Graduate carries photo of late mother during ceremony

Mama I made it: Graduate carries photo of late mother during ceremony

- Miguel Cortes from California, US, was graduating from Firebaugh High School class of 2020

- The young man carried a portrait of his late mum which he held close to himself and experience the moment with her

- On his graduation cap, the lad went all creative as he wrote; "Rest in peace," and attached a photo of the late at the bottom

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Graduation day is an occasion when one would love his family, especially parents, to be around and celebrate their achievement.

But when a parent is not present, what can one do? Well, one graduate ensured his late mom experienced the occasion with him, though not physically.

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Miguel Cortes from California, US, was graduating from Firebaugh High School class of 2020 and did the most reasonable thing to feel his mum's presence during his graduation.

He carried a portrait of the late, which he held close to himself to experience the moment with her.

Sharing the photos online, Miguel wrote a lovely message to his mum noting to have completed a huge step in life.

"Look momma, I made it," he wrote- adding a big love emoji at the end.

On his graduation cap, the lad went all creative as he wrote; "Rest in peace," and attached a photo of the late at the bottom.

Miguel's story touched many who praised him for his wonderful thoughts as others shared their story of how they shared the same event with lost family members.

Another graduate caused a stir on social media with her brave act, posing happily on her graduation with a framed photo of her father.

The lady identified as Dzifa's lost her father two weeks to her graduation and wanted him to be part of the big day.

In a tweet that went viral, the lady explained her father was buried exactly two weeks before her graduation ceremony saying that he always looked forward to the big day.

She added to have missed her dad so much and wanted him to know she did it for the family.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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