While most people were graduating in football stadiums and convention centers, this student had his ceremony on a New York subway. And it was just as awesome (and weird) as it sounds.
When Jerich Alcantara of Hunter College realized he was going to miss his graduation because of the severely-delayed E train (which was three hours late), he decided to surprise disgruntled onlookers by having his graduation ceremony right then and there.
It was probably the most New York thing in the world, tbh.
"While somebody…on the train blasted 'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)' by Green Day." God I love New York: https://t.co/h55BMM97jf
— Alyssa Vingan (@alyssavingan) May 31, 2017
— CommunitiesInSchools (@CISNational) May 31, 2017
One of the many reasons New York is the greatest City in the world
— jay (@jaydaagoat) May 31, 2017
A totally uplifting story that in no way should make you mad at the MTA. https://t.co/WgyxJaQdsu
— Dan Wilbur (@DanWilbur) May 31, 2017
He seriously went all out — not only were they playing Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”, he also airdropped his diploma so passengers could see.
"If you want a copy of my diploma turn on your Airdrop" 😂😂😂 https://t.co/MVlZaMCWwx
— Nick Roloson (@nickroloson) May 31, 2017
Even his own college recognized the impromptu ceremony, so you know it’s legit.
— Hunter Skirball SLC (@HunterSSLC) May 31, 2017
We swear we’ve heard this story before, though… right?
This was a plot of a Full House episode https://t.co/PFX754sh6Z
— Scoops (@ejmaroun) May 31, 2017
Congratulations to the graduate!! 🎓 The people on the subway were awesome. Same thing happened to Uncle Jesse (@JohnStamos) on Full House.
— John Stamos Fans 😍❤️ (@JohnStamosFans1) June 1, 2017
He is legitimately living in a TV show, and how could you not root for this guy? Everything about this is feel-good.
— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) May 31, 2017
I’m not the only one getting emotional, right?
— Pfizer Princess (@NYNURSE10550) May 31, 2017
— Dartunorro D. Clark (@DartDClark) May 31, 2017
I’m not crying, you’re crying.