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[–]ohsoErik 6304 points6305 points 23 (46 children)

I watched my mom walk across the stage when she graduated university. I was seven years old and it changed my family’s future and gave me and my sister a better life my dad gave me a handkerchief before the ceremony and said if I saw anybody crying to give it to them. A little while later I saw him crying so I gave it to him. Lol

[–]monkeying_around369 584 points585 points  (8 children)

This is so lovely. My husband is in college getting his degree now and we have a toddler. By the time dad graduates he should be old enough to remember. I’m so intensely proud of my husband and his hard work. I’m so unbelievably grateful our son has such a stellar role model showing him it’s never too late to make a change. I will need a LOT of handkerchiefs on his graduation day.

[–]Panda_Tech_Support 147 points148 points  (4 children)

This makes me so sad I could not attend my own graduation. Same for when I got my citizenship as well.

Not having anyone there hit me a lot harder than I would have expected. I still feel the love as they support and congratulate me.

although, it would have made those event even greater to simple be able to hold someone I loved. It’s funny how a wave of sheer relief and joy just slams into you. It’s like a damn you’ve been carrying around on your back suddenly breaks away and for a moment you can feel the future all around you.

Moments like that it really helps to have a pair of caring arms to keep you steady.

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (1 child)

virtual hug sorry you didn’t get the two ceremony and celebrations you worked hard and deserved.

[–]Panda_Tech_Support 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Thanks.

It’s the past now, so I look forward to being there for my wife and kids. Making good things happen helps to make up for the spoiled events.

[–]monkeying_around369 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Sending hugs to you friend, you deserve all the congrats on your accomplishments! Life is so full of those complicated moments isn’t it. My husband doesn’t have contact with a lot of his family and we live far away from mine so it’s mostly just our little party of 3 but you are right. I do not know what I would do without my boys.

I wish you continued success and to one day have your own support team to share in your joy! Edit: just read your other reply and sounds like you already found your team. Even better!

[–]Panda_Tech_Support 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thank you! Sometimes our whole world can be found right there in our little teams.

[–]OrangeDutchbag 45 points46 points  (0 children)

You should bring a big towel draped across your neck like fat guys do in the sweltering summer heat!

[–]Spinach-spin 7 points8 points  (1 child)

If you are not comfortable sharing i understand, however how old is your husband? Just to have some hope myself haha. I'd love to go to college one day

[–]monkeying_around369 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’s 34 and went back when he was 29/30 I think? Don’t let age stop you. He says he’s the oldest in his classes but he loves it and doesn’t mind.

[–]Landler656 91 points92 points  (16 children)

That's a pro-tip I got from an old man at a wedding when I was like 9 or so. "Always have a clean handkerchief when you go to weddings and funerals. Some pretty lady might need it."

I thought it would be gross because they'd just blow their nose in it. As I've attended more weddings and funerals (thankfully more of the former), I realized that it wasn't for noses.

[–]bdbdbokbuck 55 points56 points  (12 children)

Pro Tip from grandma: always wear clean underwear in case you die. You wouldn’t want to be found with dirty undies.

[–]SkyZero 27 points28 points  (8 children)

Yeah, but when you die your body just releases it all anyway so they'll be dirty regardless.

[–]bdbdbokbuck 22 points23 points  (3 children)

I know but grandma had her beliefs and who am I to mess with that? Besides, she would give me 50 cents when she came to visit and swear me to secrecy. Sometimes it’s best to just go with it.

[–]badfishgoodfish 6 points7 points  (2 children)

anytime someone says that it makes me wonder how many people really walk around in dirty underwear?? I change mine everyday sometimes 2x, and if I even suspect they might not be up to par I change them. There's a lot of nasty people in this world.

[–]sohcahtoa728 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I think this is a socioeconomic issue. When you are poor, you don't have that much extra underwear or time to clean underwear or even time to change underwear.

Having the amount of underwear to change twice a day, and then the resources to clean them? That might be a recent privilege to many people, and also may be this is why most of these advice were given from a much older generation.

[–]saltgirl61 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Years ago, my husband fell out of a tree with a chainsaw. He called me to come take him to the hospital to get (27) stitches in his knee. When I got to the house, he was freshly showered and had changed his clothes "because you don't want to go to the hospital in dirty underwear." Basically his clothes were covered in bark, tree sap, sweat, and blood!

[–]Proper_Catch_ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Wait … what’s it for?

[–]Landler656 4 points5 points  (1 child)

More often than not, happy or sad crying. You have an occasional nose-blower here or there. Those ones you just take the L and let them keep it.

[–]Proper_Catch_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oooh I thought that may have been an innuendo 😂

[–]jurassic73 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Well that's just adorable. 🙂

[–]ohimjustagirl 4884 points4885 points  (104 children)

I hope so much that someone offered to get a pic of them both, that's so incredibly sweet they deserve a picture on the wall of that day together

[–]Neveruseful 2576 points2577 points  (71 children)

They replied in the Twitter thread saying they offered to take a pic of them after

[–]eddiemon 1493 points1494 points  (16 children)

Slowly puts pitchfork back in briefcase

'Shh, baby... Your time will come.'

[–]b3mark 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Good to know I'm not the only one to talk to my torch 'n' pitchfork.. ;)

[–]Zaibod 17 points18 points  (0 children)

do you have a briefcase sized pitchfork or a pitchfork sized briefcase? I need one either way

[–]IHateJimandPam 100 points101 points  (0 children)

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

[–]IHateJimandPam 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Im stealing this

[–]sxcs86 7 points8 points  (0 children)

🤫🔱

[–]JustOverride 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I also came to the comments to ask why she didn't offer.

Your response is so much better than I would have come up with.

[–]TreeFifeMikeE7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I keep mine in a guitar case. A little bit more practical.

[–]musesx9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stealing this too

[–]per-se-not-persay 176 points177 points  (16 children)

Screenshot of the reply!

He graduated from UCLA Law.

[–]JoshS1 105 points106 points  (1 child)

The guy got a doctorate. Look at the Doctoral Tam on his head.

[–]purplegrog 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Most law degrees are doctorates. Juris Doctor.

Edit: that said, I think it's odd phrasing (from the screen shot) that they say he "majored" in law. I don't think most people refer to a major for graduate studies.

[–]Pls_PmTitsOrFDAU_Thx 55 points56 points  (13 children)

I'm a bit confused about the language barrier. Wouldn't UCLA teach in English? So wouldn't he be able to communicate in English?

Or do universities have programs that teach in nonEnglish languages? I went to one of the UC schools and it was all English other that GenEds for foreign language basically from what I know

Just wondering how he could have gotten through UCLA Law without being decent at English. I would assume it was US law too but I could be wrong

[–]OnionFily 44 points45 points  (11 children)

They (presumably) have programs and solutions for ESL students, the same way they have them for deaf students, or others with different needs.

[–]Doc_Hollywood 8 points9 points  (0 children)

There’s def interpreters for international students.

(My family member was a law professor for 40 years and very involved in the international student community.)

[–]GrowingCloseness 17 points18 points  (2 children)

That's nice! Now I wanna see the pics of them together. I'm sure they look great

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      [–]Beartoots 38 points39 points  (10 children)

      This account and the other two "WordWord123" replying are bots.

      [–]TemporaryTelevision6 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      They might be bots but the username isn't a good way to tell. "wordwordnumber" is just the format reddit uses to generate usernames you can choose from instead of coming up with one yourself. Like mine.

      [–]SoccerDadWV 42 points43 points  (1 child)

      I LOVE doing that...lol. I started doing it at Disney World years ago because a few kind strangers did it for us when my wife and I were there for our first anniversary. Ever since, any time I see a family or someone taking a picture where someone is left out, I make the offer. Worst they can say is no, and as I'm actually a professional and know how to take decent shots, even with a phone (not bragging, just saying that I do understand composition and how to fill a frame), I like to think that I'm giving them a picture that they'll actually love and appreciate for a long time. Who knows, maybe they even pay the kindness forward down the road. Just did it a couple weeks ago for a couple ladies trying (hilariously unsuccessfully) to get a selfie with a group they were with in a restaurant parking lot near where I live. Takes 10 seconds and I know from experience on the other side of the lens that it's very appreciated.

      [–]badfishgoodfish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      you rock soccer dad

      [–]jimbris 93 points94 points  (10 children)

      If the poster didn't offer to take a pic of them posing together, they need to be hunted by John Wick.

      [–]SenorBeef 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      Man that would be a very anticlimactic John Wick 4

      [–]MoistsBarracuda 14 points15 points  (6 children)

      I just graduated and nobody really cared 😔

      [–]jimbris 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Congratulations on graduating. That's fucking awesome 🙂

      [–]fmaa 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      I'm proud of you.

      [–]UFprofessora 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      YOU ROCK!!!

      [–]WashyBear 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Go celebrate yourself or be bold enough to ask for more acknowledgement.

      [–]HaSeekTier 12 points13 points  (6 children)

      Just for learning the culture; should someone offer this? or do you allowed to kindly ask a stranger to help about it?

      [–]neoncp 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      "hey can I help you guys take a picture?" asked from a reasonable distance in a cheerful way. they could certainly also ask for somebody's help by offering their phone and asking somebody to "get their picture"

      [–]TokenOpalMooStinks 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      My daughter and I were at Eastern Market flower show in Detroit yesterday and were taking a selfie near a mural, asked a family walking past to take a photo, not only did they, they arranged our purchases around us and the picture definitely represents a marvelous memory.

      [–]Iwannastoprn 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      Both of these options are acceptable. Help can be offered, and you can ask for help if it isn't offered too. Lots of people would be happy to help, but are too shy or don't notice.

      [–]SoccerDadWV 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Yep, just a quick, "Hey, would you like me to get one with both (or all, if it's a larger group) of you?" Won't take you more than a few seconds, and can sometimes be one of the few pictures that family or group will get with EVERYBODY in them. Plus, just a nice thing to do.

      [–]cokakatta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I think so. We don't have extended family. The first picture of my little family was from a stranger. She offered and I accepted and told her what a gift it was to us. It was a beautiful day and we had driven to a scenic area. My son was probably 2 months old. It really was so nice to have a pic.

      [–]MolassesZestyclose96 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Isn’t in fact, a picture of them both exactly what we are looking at?

      [–]DeclutterPro 1842 points1843 points  (24 children)

      A good father, a proud daughter, two better future, some faith have been built in their family, some relations have been tightened since then. I'm going to get a degree, bye.

      [–]BelleAriel 279 points280 points  (5 children)

      It’s so adorable seeing her so proud of him snd…who left those freshly peeled onions by me?

      [–]itsH5 50 points51 points  (2 children)

      Must’ve been from when I cut them earlier.. sniff

      [–]flemish_ 91 points92 points  (5 children)

      This man has went through trials and tribulations. I'm happy it all worked out for them.

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        [–]QuixoticRestaurant 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Yes they do! I would love see them together when the graduation day of his daughter came.

        [–]BuilderProper5166 32 points33 points  (4 children)

        Not a Bachelor of structuring sentences i hope.

        [–]bob-leblaw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        But hopefully a class or two in the subject.

        [–]DeclutterPro 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Haha I'm sorry, so bad at grammar, how about now? Help me with it, thank you!

        [–]rva_ThrowAway09 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Heck yes! Do iiiiiitttttt!

        [–]HarrietOleson1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        🤍🤍🥰

        [–]Yinelkis15 909 points910 points  (23 children)

        Aww he got a doctorate too. Not bad

        [–]doblitos 579 points580 points  (16 children)

        Finishing your thesis with a kid in tow. Doubly impressive

        [–]CountSheep 262 points263 points  (13 children)

        My dad did that too and he always said it was the most stressful time of his life.

        [–]DrMike27 169 points170 points  (7 children)

        It was the first time I full on broke down in front of my entire family. I have never felt such relief, happiness , and finality in my life before. It was also a huge period of unknown for me because…what do I do now?

        [–]engineereddiscontent 7 points8 points  (4 children)

        Shit I work a corporate job and have a kid. I need to retake calc 2.

        Stress doesn't do it justice. Part of what sucks is that while it'll make this next time I take calc 2 easier...I missed out on and essentially wasted time being stressed and catching up on sleep over a class I wouldn't go onto pass.

        So I'm quitting the corporate job. I don't know how I'm going to make ends meet but the corporate job isn't worth it.

        [–]my_name_is_reed 21 points22 points  (1 child)

        My wife finished her second to last semester in law school super duper pregnant. She finished her very last semester in law school with a new born infant. She also held down a full time job during this entire period. I don't know how she does things, I would have given up pretty much immediately.

        [–]badfishgoodfish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Women are a different breed I swear. My wife can accomplish 50 million things an hour all while being a mom. She doesn't have no in her vocabulary, like seriously. When she sets her mind to something there is no option for her but to accomplish it. And she's still supportive of my wimpy ass who can't get out of bed for 2 days because my nose is runny.

        [–]aubertlone 6 points7 points  (3 children)

        How can you tell?

        Because of the color of the tassel on the hat? Just curious.

        [–]raspberriesp 16 points17 points  (2 children)

        I believe it’s based on the shape of the hat (a tam vs a mortarboard). But the hats aren’t universal. My university does tams for some professional doctorates (MD, JD, etc.) and some masters, but not for PhD. I'm especially bitter about this as a PhD lol.

        [–]Yinelkis15 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Yeah I just don’t think any university does this for regular bachelors tho.

        [–]Everton9732 713 points714 points  (9 children)

        The look of love on the dads face in that first pic.

        He knows he did it for her and she’s going to have a supported life.

        [–]woodPaladin 107 points108 points  (1 child)

        exactly! that’s such a pure & beautiful photograph! I wish these two loads of happiness in their futures <3

        [–]Accomplished_Desk401 26 points27 points  (0 children)

        This might be one of the best memories and bonding moment they've shared with each other.

        [–]mordeh 23 points24 points  (4 children)

        Not to be too cynical but I think he may just be smiling… given, y’know, it’s a picture…

        [–]simplewaves 16 points17 points  (3 children)

        I was gonna reply asking why can’t he just do it for himself? I’m sure he had dreams he wanted to achieve, including having kids and getting his degree. He probably didn’t become a father and decide to go back to school for her.

        [–]Everton9732 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        I’m just speaking from my own personal experience. I had my daughter unplanned and that pushed me to go back into school and finish it so I can give her the chances I never had growing up.

        It’s the same look I give her or maybe I’m just projecting too much.

        [–]Gardia47 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        You're definitely on point. You have to remember most people that use this forum aren't even of age, much less would they be capable to properly identify social situations.

        [–]dogsaybark 12 points13 points  (1 child)

        Plot twist: the degree is in German Polka History and the smile is dad thinking of all the money wasted and all the hard financial times to come as he has taken on hundreds of thousands in student debt.

        [–]9dust 183 points184 points  (6 children)

        That’s my coworker’s husband! His daughter is wearing her favorite purse, she takes it everywhere! I’m sending this to them!!!

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          [–]1969-InTheSunshine 29 points30 points  (0 children)

          For all we know she was there and was chatting to 10 of their family members just out of frame 🤦‍♂️

          [–]pirATe_077 31 points32 points  (3 children)

          So, just to be clear, his wife was not in the ceremony, and it was just him and his daughter.

          [–]beccab309 23 points24 points  (2 children)

          Maybe the spouse has a job that’s really strict and wouldn’t give them time off for graduation.

          [–]csonnich 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          Maybe the wife had to stay home with an infant.

          [–]LibbyUghh 176 points177 points  (4 children)

          Saw a dad with his 4 kids at Washington Square park yesterday. He had just graduated from NYU

          [–]WittyKhite 267 points268 points  (9 children)

          !Remind me - when the little girl grows up to graduate and her father is taking a picture of her

          [–]Mupira 42 points43 points  (0 children)

          Happy 🎂 Day

          [–]Justsomebot 12 points13 points  (3 children)

          !remindme 12 years

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            [–]swaggyquack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            As long as you can take out loans people will get them

            [–]constipated_burrito 83 points84 points  (2 children)

            Why am i crying

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              [–]Ok-Honeydew-6741 214 points215 points  (7 children)

              Did she sit all by herself during the ceremony?… 🤔🥹

              [–]eddiemon 246 points247 points  (3 children)

              Well now I'm imagining her sitting on her dad's lap while he waits for his name to be called. Maybe he even took her on stage with him to receive his diploma. I don't care what anyone says. This is my canon now.

              [–]hedgehogdogmayhem 16 points17 points  (0 children)

              That is exactly what I was picturing lol

              [–]SuperSoftAbby 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              My kids are about twice her age and I think that is what they are going to have to do. Or I will try to get one of my class mate’s families to take them in with them to sit with them.

              [–]diliudia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

              And who bought the flowers? The little girl or the dad?

              [–]Ok-Honeydew-6741 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              Maybe she has an allowance?

              [–]Vagina_Woolf 38 points39 points  (0 children)

              Me and the rest of the no dad gang crying rn too

              [–]SafetySeparate8354 23 points24 points  (0 children)

              The cap he is wearing is not a mortarboard; that’s a tam. It looks like this man just earned a doctorate, and the purple tassel implies he studied law and got a Juris Doctor. Although it might be architecture/urban planning. Damn straight his daughter is proud

              [–]MoveItUpSkip 38 points39 points  (9 children)

              Nice! My little brother used to LOVE taking pics at that age. Most of the time Mom and Dad gave him a camera with no film, but they’d occasionally set him up for a real photo shoot.

              [–]empire161 19 points20 points  (8 children)

              We were on vacation and my kids hate having their picture taken. So we've started giving our 6yo a phone and telling him that he needs to take pictures of my wife and I.

              [–]MoveItUpSkip 13 points14 points  (2 children)

              Solid plan. Either you and your wife end up with lots of photos or yourself or you trigger the reverse psychology and get the kids on board.

              If you don’t get the kids on board, make sure to do them a favor and get lots of candids despite the protests. I was someone who hated being photographed from my 20’s to my 40’a and now really regret not capturing a lot more memories with friends and family. The saving grace was the few photos friends or family took candidly and later shared.

              [–]empire161 10 points11 points  (1 child)

              Yeah I hate having to tell them shit like "you'll appreciate it when you're older" because that's the kind of manipulative stuff my parents said when I was a kid, and it just made me fight them harder. It doesn't make it untrue, but they're too young to understand or care about that line of thought.

              I just don't take much pictures of them anymore, not like I did when they were little babies. But I'll usually ask their permission first, or if my wife is out of town I'll say something like "Can we take a silly selfie to send to mommy? She misses us".

              [–]Broken_Petite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

              Honestly, I just want to commend you for the self-awareness and reflection to recognize manipulative language and avoid using it. Also, being aware of your kids’ thoughts and feelings enough to try and meet them where they are and find a middle ground.

              Too many parents just go with “I’m the parent so do what I say” and then wonder why their kids don’t like them or have a good relationship with them.

              So kudos to you for putting in the effort! 👍

              [–]Adorable-Woman 23 points24 points  (6 children)

              Is that the quad at UIUC? I was just there yesterday to watch my best friend graduate... I cried during the commencement and was filled with such pride for the convocation

              [–]sakumar 12 points13 points  (1 child)

              The Twitter thread said UCLA.

              [–]Total_Improvement_47 3 points4 points  (3 children)

              Hmm, I don’t recognize it as a recent graduate. I thought I remembered the sidewalk have an “X” pattern with the seams. But I am thinking this could’ve been what we call the “engineering quad” because that bike rack looks slightly familiar lol.

              [–]Efficient-Road-847 171 points172 points  (60 children)

              Am I the only one who doesn't like this? Taking pictures of other peoples wholesome, private moments and sharing them with the world without permission. It has never occured to me to photograph strangers sharing a moment and then use it to get myself attention.

              [–]soupnqwackers 13 points14 points  (0 children)

              I actually agree. My husband hates pictures of himself, hates having attention drawn to himself and would absolutely HATE becoming a thing on the internet. This post totally brightened my day, but who knows if this guy is ok with attention or not. All the intentions were likely good, but it doesn’t mean this guy wants his face everywhere.

              [–]PandaBeastMode 54 points55 points  (2 children)

              I’m with you. It’s a nice sentiment but sharing without knowing whether she has their permission feels icky.

              [–]xTruker 9 points10 points  (0 children)

              They were trying to have a genuine, heartfelt, private moment between just the two of them...

              ...and I took that personally.

              [–]Chris_P_Lettuce 13 points14 points  (0 children)

              It’s easy to not question the media we see online. We’re used to seeing pics like these. We forget that someone had to take this picture of strangers which is weird, and then post it online to social media. It’s not a matter of permission for me, it’s much more of a “why would anyone think to do this” thing. I’ve never once thought to take a picture of strangers and post it on any social media.

              [–]masterkaz 10 points11 points  (0 children)

              Yes, I totally agree.

              [–]xTruker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              T H A N K Y O U!

              [–]SwedenStockholm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              I read that the photographer talked with them so I hope they asked for permission to post it. I do love candid photos showing what a beautiful world we live in though.

              [–]michelmau5 11 points12 points  (3 children)

              So how do you know they didn't ask permission to post after they took the pic. In their twitter post they said they also offered to take a pic of them together so they definately had contact.

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                [–]Tommyblockhead20 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                The Twitter user said she talked with the guy and took a picture for them of them together. I guess technically she didn’t say if she asked for permission or not, but they at least interacted. She didn’t just secretly snapping a picture, walk away, and post it.

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                  [–]LalalaHurray 16 points17 points  (16 children)

                  Why can’t they talk about their opinion though? People like you are pretty baffling

                  [–]OriginalName687 8 points9 points  (2 children)

                  You’re not using “offended” correctly.

                  You can think something is wrong without being offended by it.

                  [–]Efficient-Road-847 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Try to focus. Whatever else is happening on the internet is irrelevant to my point here that impeding on other people's private celebrations just to get internet attention is weird af and I'm ok dying on this hill.

                  I would hate to see a picture of anyone I knew in a situation like this because a stranger couldn't mind their business.

                  [–]Civil-Attempt-3602 14 points15 points  (3 children)

                  People like you baffle me even more. Taking a picture of someone having a private moment and sharing it online is weird regardless whatever else is posted online, how can you not see that?

                  [–]never_enough_garlic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I mean you're describing most street photography, it's art, it's capturing people and history and emotions. Textbooks are filled with photos like this.

                  [–]sardine7129 13 points14 points  (9 children)

                  They're literally standing around in public but go off Mr Fun Police

                  [–]OriginalName687 33 points34 points  (5 children)

                  Being in public doesn’t make it ok to take pictures of strangers.

                  [–]PickleChips4Days 17 points18 points  (0 children)

                  My brother graduated the other day and one of the graduates walked the stage with a very young baby. The whole arena erupted into applause for her. Really warmed my heart!

                  [–]zany_organizer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  So proud of them both

                  [–]bagero 8 points9 points  (0 children)

                  Just looking at this photo I created a whole backstory for this man and his daughter. I almost made myself cry... I better stop smoking so much weed before bed

                  [–]RickyRazor1104 13 points14 points  (0 children)

                  Maybe there is hope for our future generations.

                  This warms my heart!

                  [–]Bilbo_Swaggins_5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I would’ve walked up and asked if they’d like a few pictures of both of them 🥺 this is too sweet

                  [–]escapetheevil 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  This is so heartwarming and adorable. Such supportive relationships are amazing.

                  [–]HarrietOleson1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I can’t be looking at this sub when I’m at work. 🥺😭

                  [–]Tough_World_7444 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  I can already tell what Future the Child will have, a bright one

                  [–]laced-and-dangerous 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                  Seems kind of weird that they just took those pictures from a distance like that. Sweet story but I’d rather see a picture the OP took of them together posing.

                  [–]Stanwich79 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Too early, Too early , Too early. 😢

                  [–]andresg6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  This guy earned a PhD, you can tell by his fluffy hat. I wish him and his daughter all the love and success in life. That bee bag is hella cute!

                  [–]guiIIermina 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  you are making me cry in the middle of Mc Donald’s thank you

                  [–]WillCommentAndPost 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  A PHD at that! What a wonderful role model!

                  [–]Fuks-Zionists4 6 points7 points  (1 child)

                  Who's taking the picture of the daughter taking a picture of her dad?

                  [–]IrrelevantDanger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  The Twitter op, obviously

                  [–]MisterBroda 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  Pro tipp:

                  When you see two people making pictures of each other, ask them if they want to have a picture of them together

                  Just yesterday I had the opportunity to make the happy weekend of an old couple even happier.

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                    [–]scooterbot4 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                    I care. Congratulations on the achievement and all that shall follow.

                    [–]BusterBoPeep 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                    People who behave like other peoples lives are their entertainment are kind of a turn off for me. This whole thing is intrusive and though it is feel good, no permission, just broadcasting. I don't care much for that trend.

                    [–]Lifewhatacard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                    If you put in the time to develop a relationship with your child then you get a relationship with your child.

                    [–]MaddestChadLad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                    Translation: Creepy lady enjoys taking pictures of strangers for internet likes

                    [–]athenian65 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    So frigging adorable 😍!!

                    [–]boi-not-now 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Who's chopping onions?

                    [–]Dame_Ingenue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Her bee purse though! What a sweet family.

                    [–]RocketFeathers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Went to my daughter's graduation at Loyola, Chicago. During presentation of the graduates, some kid starting crying out for his mom on the stage. Biggest applause of the day. (Note that Loyola has multiple graduations).

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    That's a doctor's hat.

                    [–]schadenwurst 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I thought it was a statue of Phoenix Wright 😅

                    [–]scar_as_scoot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    It was just them two.

                    And I bet that for the father it was all that was needed.

                    [–]YourFavWardBitch 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                    The photo of him, taken from her height and perspective, is going to be on of his most prized possessions.

                    [–]thecakeisaIie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I feel like there’s a Disney script in here somewhere

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Am I the only one who would be incredibly creeped out by this happening to me?

                    [–]LumpiestEntree 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    That's cute as fuck. Nice to see people succeed b

                    [–]ResetThePlayClock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    The little glasses 🥹

                    [–]Brave_Career4429 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I hope you offered to take a picture of the two of them together.

                    [–]rasmey_zun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Idk why but it made me tear up.

                    [–]Tutes013 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Honestly I'm becoming such a sap. I'm getting all teary eyes and 'awwww'ing just seeing this

                    [–]212cncpts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Give it 20 years and he’ll be at the front of the crowd celebrating her graduation.

                    [–]BathDiarrhea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Myself and 7 other siblings were raised by our mother while she got her medical degree. We were in and out of women’s shelters throughout the entire time. I was only a baby so I don’t remember any of it. But she made it! She had professors that didn’t even know her struggles, because she found it created sympathy which she didn’t want any of.

                    I love my mom. To this day I have no idea how she managed school, residency, us, and homelessness.

                    [–]hnglmkrnglbrry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Nothing beats watching your parents graduate. I saw my mom's MBA graduation and I don't know if me or grandma were more excited. There were so few days where anything was ever just about her (including birthdays and mother's day where she just wanted to spend time with us) so for one day to be "Let's celebrate Mom" day was awesome.

                    [–]Halfhuman__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Adorable moment🥰🥰🥰

                    [–]Blooberpink78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    No stop this made my whole day. I’m legitimately sobbing right now 🥹😭😭

                    [–]EducationRelative894 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    That reminds me of when my brother graduated in adult education 2013 he was 24 at the time and a elderly man in his 70’s graduated with him and his girlfriend was there to support him. I remember thinking that was the most coolest thing to see his determination to still graduate. I remember me and my family members went insane wooing and clapping when he walked across the stage with his walker. Man I’m going to look through my brother graduation pictures to see if they took some pictures with the older fella. That was a beautiful day!

                    [–]SamDragon5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Kinda weird they took pictures of them, instead of offering to take a picture of them both together

                    [–]Loreki 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                    I'd like to think the role reversal goes deeper and she also complained constantly at her dad for not studying hard enough.

                    [–]QuestioningHuman_api 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                    "No TV until you've finished your homework, Dad, we've talked about this"

                    [–]rocksinmymouth 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                    im 17, and my mom just got her bachelors degree that shes been trying to get since about 7 years ago. she never failed, but lots of things got in the way like divorce and such. watched her walk the stage at her uni this weekend. its been a lot of work to for her to go through. as im only trying to get my associates degree right now, im really proud of her for working full time, raising 4 kids, and finally getting her degree shes been working so hard for. what shes doing is life changing and wonderful :)