A Subway Graduation is Better Than No Graduation
It has to be a major bummer to miss your graduation. You spend years busting your butt to earn that diploma and watch across that stage in front of your peers. Jerich Marco Alcantara was on his way to do just that when his New York subway (E train) broke down for 2 hours, trapping him inside and forcing him to miss his graduation ceremony at Hunter College’s Brookdale campus.
That’s when the New Yorkers around him stepped up to save the day.
Some friends of Alcantra along with random strangers created a makeshift ceremony on the train, presenting a “diploma” on a cellphone while playing Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”.
The video pulls on your heart just a little bit.
Hats off New York.