Jerich Marco Alcantara was all set to graduate from New York City's Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing this week, until the subway got in his way. The graduate was on his way to the ceremony, all dressed up in his cap and gown, when he got stuck on a seriously delayed train.
The train was stuck between stations for 90 minutes, before a rescue train was called. It was another 25 minutes before that arrived. As if that wasn't a bad enough commute, the rescue train was stalled too.
"Everyone seemed annoyed and by that time, my commencement was already about an hour in," Alcantara said. "So I felt like lightening the mood and thanked everyone for 'coming to my graduation.' Told them it meant a lot to me, and they applauded it."
A friend created a digital diploma while fellow passengers played Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)."
Source: ABC 7