Recently, a student’s gesture for his ʟᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ his college graduation went viral and it’s the most heartwarming thing ever.
Paulo John Alinsog, a student from the Philippines University, recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, which seems like a great moment for any young person’s life. But, he wasn’t able to share this moment with the most important person. He sadly lost his mother back in 2016 but still found a way to bring her along to his graduation ceremony.
To feel her presence along with him during the ceremony, he brought a life-size cardboard ᴄᴜᴛᴏᴜᴛ of his mom with him. This is so adorable, I’m sure his mom would be proud of him.
While talking to the Inquirer, he talked about the idea behind the ᴄᴜᴛᴏᴜᴛ, “I just really wanted to feel my mom’s presence during graduation day. I wanted to take pictures with her like other graduates who are proud to be with their parents during their graduation.”
He also tweeted, “To my most beautiful mother! Ma, your eldest has graduated. I hope you’re happy in the presence of God. I finished school because this is what you wanted. I love you very much.”
Paulo’s mother had ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ due to ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs Fʀᴏᴍ ᴘɴᴇᴜᴍᴏɴɪᴀ in August 2016
According to Paulo, Carmen was a single mother who provided for him for many years.
“She was a single parent [for a few years]. She sent me to private schools. And we were very close to each other. My mother didn’t ask my stepfather to send me to college. All of the money came from her and my aunts who helped out,” the graduate added.
Two weeks before his graduation ceremony, Paulo paid RM120 to a company to make his mother’s standee
According to Mothership.sg, Paulo also asked the company to ensure that the standee was his mother’s height, 5’2 tall.
“When the standee was delivered to me, I cried because I thought it was real. I thought it was beautiful and creepy at the same time, When I brought it to my graduation, I was so happy because I really felt I was with my mum.” said the 20-year-old graduate.
We’re sure you made your mother proud.