Who needs all that pomp and circumstance when you’ve got the New York City subway.
A Hunter College graduate missed out on his commencement ceremony because he was stuck on a severely delayed E train, so his fellow straphangers banded together and helped him celebrate on the subway.
“I was on track to be at my commencement at 9:15 a.m., but the delays altogether ended up taking almost three hours,” Jerich Marco Alcantara, who was graduating from the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, told New York Magazine.
“After 45 minutes, I knew I was already late, but I kept hoping that I’d at least make it to walking the stage.”
But as the minutes ticked by and that hope began to fade, one of Alcantara’s pals sprung into action, presenting him with a “diploma” scribbled on his cellphone as another rider played the Green Day song “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).”
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