NYC Subway Riders Host Impromptu Graduation Ceremony For Student Stuck On Delayed Train

Nursing student Jerich Marco Alcantara missed his graduation ceremony because of a stuck New York City subway train, so friends and strangers threw him an impromptu ceremony right there on the train.

There’s no telling what you’ll see when riding the subway in New York City.

Include in the list of possibilities a graduation ceremony.

An impromptu, makeshift one at that, thanks to the kindness of strangers.

NYMag.com reports that nursing student Jerich Marco Alcantara certainly gave himself enough time last week to make it to his graduation ceremony at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

Three hours, in fact.

But when the subway train he was riding in became stuck, he starting getting nervous he wasn’t going to make it.

That turned into a reality as the delay went on.

He told NYMag.com, “I was on track to be at my commencement at 9:15 a.m., but the delays altogether ended up taking almost three hours,” Alcantara said. “After 45 minutes, I knew I was already late, but I kept hoping that I’d at least make it to walking the stage.”

His friends and strangers on the train decided they couldn’t let this day go uncelebrated, so they created a special moment right there on the train.

A friend captured it and posted it on Facebook.

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NYC Subway Riders Host Impromptu Graduation Ceremony For Student Stuck On Delayed Train

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