Delayed Subway Passengers Came Together to Give This Graduate an Unforgettable Ceremony

Delayed Subway Passengers Came Together to Give This Graduate an Unforgettable Ceremony

Delayed Subway Passengers Came Together to Give This Graduate an Unforgettable Ceremony

A nursing student in NY made a decision to hold his own graduation ceremony on the subway after being stuck underground for hours. The only difference? Alcantara was unable to make the actual ceremony due to massive train delays.

Cellphone video that has now gone viral shows the student, Jerich Alcantara, celebrating his graduation right on the subway auto, CBS New York reports. Then on the rescue train, his friend played a graduation song and the whole subway auto got in on the act. What ensued was a heartwarming moment that included a friend presenting Jerich with a "diploma" on his cell phone, as well as a stranger playing Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" on some speakers to set the mood.

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"I took the video because I felt it was so unfair he was missing his graduation", onlooker Nadiya Afzal shared with PEOPLE. But the emergency brakes on the train went off-leaving them and other passengers stuck for two hours until a rescue train came.

Alcantra and his family and friends comfortably missed the entire ceremony, but they re-enacted his ceremony at Hunter College's Brookdale campus shortly after arrival.

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So it's no wonder this university graduate was disappointed when he found himself stuck on a delayed train while on the way to his graduation ceremony. "It was a great time".

Alcantara, a nursing school graduate, said he left his home extra early - 8 a.m. - for the 10 a.m. ceremony.

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Fortunately, with friends and a gaggle down-for-whatever subway riders by his side, Alcantara was able to stage his own private ceremony underground. Alcantara said he couldn't have asked for a better way to cap off his college career.

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