For parents who never got the chance to study college or those who envision a grander life for their child, there’s nothing better than witnessing them finally graduate. It’s like seeing the culmination of everything that they worked hard for. But sadly, this wasn’t meant to be for a young student who recently graduated.
In her viral Facebook post that reached over 6,000 shares, Yssa Guy-ab broke the heart of thousands of Filipinos when she posed in front of her mother’s casket while wearing her toga. Yssa was smiling happily because she knows that she has achieved what her mother ultimately wanted for her.
The viral photo didn’t come with a long story as the caption only read, “graduate nako ma!” But it was nonetheless heartbreaking because the woman who has worked hard to provide for Yssa’s education cannot celebrate this victory with her daughter.
Netizens were saddened by the tragedy behind this photo and they showered Yssa with words of encouragement and condolences. Some said that the young student’s mother would’ve been so proud if she was there with them today.
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