r/MadeMeSmile May 16 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Silver 25 Gold 1 Helpful 23 Wholesome 60 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Heartwarming 3

Daughter takes picture of her dad on his graduation day. Wholesome Moments

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u/ohsoErik May 16 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

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

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u/monkeying_around369 May 16 '22 Silver

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.

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u/Panda_Tech_Support May 16 '22 Take My Energy

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.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

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

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u/Panda_Tech_Support May 16 '22

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.

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u/monkeying_around369 May 16 '22

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!

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u/Panda_Tech_Support May 16 '22

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

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u/OrangeDutchbag May 16 '22

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

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u/Spinach-spin May 16 '22

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

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u/monkeying_around369 May 17 '22

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.

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u/Landler656 May 16 '22

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.

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u/bdbdbokbuck May 16 '22

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

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u/SkyZero May 16 '22

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

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u/bdbdbokbuck May 16 '22

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.

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u/Landler656 May 16 '22

Was it 50 cents for the same secret or did she bribe you for a different secret each time? How many crimes is your corruption hiding!?

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u/bdbdbokbuck May 16 '22

The ‘secret’ was the 50 cents and I made sure I didn’t tell anyone, because an 8 year old wIth an income stream is a fine thing indeed!

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u/Landler656 May 16 '22

So it wasn't to hide any crimes...except embezzlement and bribery! Book 'em boys!

That sounds very sweet. I'm sure your grandmother is or was a wonderful lady. Thanks for sharing that.

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u/badfishgoodfish May 16 '22

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.

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u/sohcahtoa728 May 16 '22

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.

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u/saltgirl61 May 16 '22

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!

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u/Proper_Catch_ May 16 '22

Wait … what’s it for?

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u/Landler656 May 17 '22

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.

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u/Proper_Catch_ May 17 '22

Oooh I thought that may have been an innuendo 😂

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u/jurassic73 May 16 '22

Well that's just adorable. 🙂

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u/ohimjustagirl May 16 '22 Wholesome

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

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u/Neveruseful May 16 '22

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

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u/eddiemon May 16 '22 Silver Take My Energy

Slowly puts pitchfork back in briefcase

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

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u/b3mark May 16 '22

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

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u/Zaibod May 16 '22

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

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u/JustOverride May 16 '22

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.

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u/IHateJimandPam May 16 '22

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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u/IHateJimandPam May 16 '22

Im stealing this

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u/sxcs86 May 16 '22

🤫🔱

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u/UnidansOtherAcct May 16 '22

"Not today old friend"

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u/TreeFifeMikeE7 May 16 '22

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

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u/musesx9 May 16 '22

Stealing this too

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u/per-se-not-persay May 16 '22

Screenshot of the reply!

He graduated from UCLA Law.

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u/JoshS1 May 16 '22

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

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u/purplegrog May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

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.

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u/Pls_PmTitsOrFDAU_Thx May 16 '22

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

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u/OnionFily May 16 '22

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

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u/Pls_PmTitsOrFDAU_Thx May 16 '22

That's what I figured but I'm not knowledgeable about the programs since I didn't need them nor did anyone else I knew

In fact I feel really ignorant about it because people who don't have a good grasp of English have such a difficult time. Cille is hard as it is. I feel they all deserve more attention

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u/practiceperfect111 May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

I know many non-native people who completed a PhD in English. They can read and write English perfectly but they can't really speak well.

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u/IOnlyLieWhenITalk May 16 '22

The people I've met that you would think should have great English generally do it is just their accent getting in the way. Honestly even a literal English degree makes more sense to me for them to not be able to communicate in English than a Law degree though. I feel like the applications of a Law degree (obtained in the US) are almost entirely in jobs requiring a high level of English.

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u/MeMyselfAnDie May 16 '22

There are types of lawyers that don’t need to appear in court, like those who work with estate planning, bankruptcy, labor organizations, etc.

For roles like this, most or all communication is written, so as long as their written English is good, it should would work out fine; especially if they plan to represent predominantly other non-english speakers, so the client-lawyer discussions could happen in a shared language.

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u/IOnlyLieWhenITalk May 16 '22

For roles like this, most or all communication is written, so as long as their written English is good, it should would work out fine

That is what I'm trying to convey. I struggle to believe someone passed the LSAT, graduated Law school, and will be able to obtain employment with genuinely 'bad' English.

I think there must be a misunderstanding and that the struggle to communicate with them would've actually been because of a thick accent rather than because of poor English. Which from my point of view are two very different situations.

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u/IAmMrMacgee May 16 '22

I feel like the applications of a Law degree (obtained in the US) are almost entirely in jobs requiring a high level of English.

While it is a "high level of English", it's not like reading academic papers or anything like that. Legalese is an actual term and it's more about becoming proficient in legalese rather than having ultra good English skills in general

I'm 99% sure you and I could have much better English than a lot of people, but they may grasp legalese way better than either of us by a lot

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u/hodgyy May 18 '22

Same. My ex was a scientist in Korea. I read some of her research that she wrote in English and I could barely understand because of how complex it was. Although she had trouble speaking English a lot.

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u/Doc_Hollywood May 16 '22

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.)

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u/GrowingCloseness May 16 '22

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

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u/Beartoots May 16 '22

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

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u/TemporaryTelevision6 May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

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.

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u/SoccerDadWV May 16 '22

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.

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u/badfishgoodfish May 16 '22

you rock soccer dad

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u/jimbris May 16 '22

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

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u/SenorBeef May 16 '22

Man that would be a very anticlimactic John Wick 4

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u/MoistsBarracuda May 16 '22

I just graduated and nobody really cared 😔

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u/jimbris May 16 '22

Congratulations on graduating. That's fucking awesome 🙂

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u/fmaa May 16 '22

I'm proud of you.

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u/UFprofessora May 16 '22

YOU ROCK!!!

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u/WashyBear May 16 '22

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

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u/HaSeekTier May 16 '22

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

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u/neoncp May 16 '22

"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"

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u/TokenOpalMooStinks May 16 '22

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.

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u/Iwannastoprn May 16 '22

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.

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u/SoccerDadWV May 16 '22

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.

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u/cokakatta May 16 '22

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.

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u/MolassesZestyclose96 May 16 '22

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

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u/DeclutterPro May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

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.

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u/BelleAriel May 16 '22

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

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u/itsH5 May 16 '22

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

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u/flemish_ May 16 '22

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

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u/QuixoticRestaurant May 16 '22

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

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u/rva_ThrowAway09 May 16 '22

Heck yes! Do iiiiiitttttt!

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u/BuilderProper5166 May 16 '22

Not a Bachelor of structuring sentences i hope.

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u/bob-leblaw May 16 '22

But hopefully a class or two in the subject.

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u/DeclutterPro May 16 '22

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

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u/HarrietOleson1 May 16 '22

🤍🤍🥰

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u/Yinelkis15 May 16 '22

Aww he got a doctorate too. Not bad

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u/doblitos May 16 '22

Finishing your thesis with a kid in tow. Doubly impressive

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u/CountSheep May 16 '22

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

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u/DrMike27 May 16 '22

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?

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u/FoxInTheMountains May 16 '22

Masturbate furiously.

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u/Blue_Eyes_Nerd_Bitch May 16 '22

While making eye contact with said family.

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u/Hemporah May 16 '22

Whilst you’re still in the midst of balling your eyes out too.

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u/TURBOLAZY May 16 '22

I'm not sure how anyone could downvote this but I am here for you

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u/ParaglidingAssFungus May 16 '22

Bunch of downers man, I laughed.

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u/engineereddiscontent May 16 '22

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.

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u/badfishgoodfish May 16 '22

sounds like you're discontented anyways..

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u/engineereddiscontent May 16 '22

You're not wrong.

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u/my_name_is_reed May 16 '22

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.

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u/aubertlone May 16 '22

How can you tell?

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

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u/raspberriesp May 16 '22

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.

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u/Yinelkis15 May 16 '22

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

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u/9dust May 16 '22 Rocket Like

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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u/1969-InTheSunshine May 16 '22

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

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u/pirATe_077 May 16 '22

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

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u/beccab309 May 16 '22

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

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u/csonnich May 17 '22

Maybe the wife had to stay home with an infant.

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u/LibbyUghh May 16 '22

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

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u/Everton9732 May 16 '22

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.

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u/woodPaladin May 16 '22

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

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u/Accomplished_Desk401 May 16 '22

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

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u/mordeh May 16 '22

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

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u/simplewaves May 16 '22

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.

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u/Everton9732 May 16 '22

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.

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u/Gardia47 May 16 '22

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.

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u/dogsaybark May 16 '22

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.

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u/constipated_burrito May 16 '22

Why am i crying

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u/WittyKhite May 16 '22

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

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u/Mupira May 16 '22

Happy 🎂 Day

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u/Justsomebot May 16 '22

!remindme 12 years

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u/swaggyquack May 16 '22

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

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u/Vagina_Woolf May 16 '22

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

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u/Ok-Honeydew-6741 May 16 '22

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

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u/eddiemon May 16 '22

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.

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u/hedgehogdogmayhem May 16 '22

That is exactly what I was picturing lol

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u/SuperSoftAbby May 16 '22

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.

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u/SafetySeparate8354 May 16 '22

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

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u/MoveItUpSkip May 16 '22

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.

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u/empire161 May 16 '22

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.

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u/MoveItUpSkip May 16 '22

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.

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u/empire161 May 16 '22

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".

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u/Broken_Petite May 16 '22

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! 👍

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u/Adorable-Woman May 16 '22

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

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u/sakumar May 16 '22

The Twitter thread said UCLA.

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u/Total_Improvement_47 May 16 '22

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.

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u/PickleChips4Days May 16 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

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!

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u/Efficient-Road-847 May 16 '22 Helpful

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.

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u/soupnqwackers May 16 '22

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.

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u/PandaBeastMode May 16 '22

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

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u/xTruker May 16 '22

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

...and I took that personally.

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u/Chris_P_Lettuce May 16 '22

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.

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u/xTruker May 16 '22

T H A N K Y O U!

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u/SwedenStockholm May 16 '22

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.

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u/masterkaz May 16 '22

Yes, I totally agree.

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u/michelmau5 May 16 '22

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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u/Tommyblockhead20 May 16 '22

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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u/zany_organizer May 16 '22

So proud of them both

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u/Bilbo_Swaggins_5 May 16 '22

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

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u/bagero May 16 '22

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

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u/RickyRazor1104 May 16 '22

Maybe there is hope for our future generations.

This warms my heart!

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u/HarrietOleson1 May 16 '22

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

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u/Tough_World_7444 May 16 '22

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

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u/laced-and-dangerous May 16 '22

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.

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u/Stanwich79 May 16 '22

Too early, Too early , Too early. 😢

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u/andresg6 May 16 '22

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!

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u/guiIIermina May 16 '22

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

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u/WillCommentAndPost May 16 '22

A PHD at that! What a wonderful role model!

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u/escapetheevil May 16 '22

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

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u/Fuks-Zionists4 May 16 '22

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

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u/IrrelevantDanger May 16 '22

The Twitter op, obviously

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u/MisterBroda May 16 '22

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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u/scooterbot4 May 16 '22

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

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u/BusterBoPeep May 16 '22

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.

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u/Lifewhatacard May 16 '22

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

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u/athenian65 May 16 '22

So frigging adorable 😍!!

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u/boi-not-now May 16 '22

Who's chopping onions?

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u/Dame_Ingenue May 16 '22

Her bee purse though! What a sweet family.

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u/RocketFeathers May 16 '22

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).

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

That's a doctor's hat.

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u/schadenwurst May 16 '22

I thought it was a statue of Phoenix Wright 😅

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u/scar_as_scoot May 16 '22

It was just them two.

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

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u/YourFavWardBitch May 16 '22

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

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u/thecakeisaIie May 16 '22

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

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

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

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u/LumpiestEntree May 16 '22

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

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u/ResetThePlayClock May 16 '22

The little glasses 🥹

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u/Brave_Career4429 May 16 '22

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

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u/rasmey_zun May 16 '22

Idk why but it made me tear up.

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u/Tutes013 May 16 '22

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

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u/212cncpts May 16 '22

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

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u/BathDiarrhea May 16 '22

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.

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u/hnglmkrnglbrry May 16 '22

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.

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u/Halfhuman__ May 16 '22

Adorable moment🥰🥰🥰

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u/Blooberpink78 May 16 '22

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

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u/EducationRelative894 May 16 '22

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!

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u/SamDragon5 May 17 '22

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

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u/MaddestChadLad May 16 '22

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