Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, graduation ceremonies have been canceled all across the country. Many families of graduates have tried their best to find a way to have this ceremony in a different way such as having a zoom celebration with family and friends. However, this father has had one of the best celebration ideas as of yet.
Father Organizes Amazing Quarantine Graduation Ceremony For Daughter
One father, Torrence Burson from Memphis, Tennessee, wanted his daughter to have his daughter experience a graduation ceremony after getting her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, New Orleans. Pierce earned a degree in public health science for epidemiology. In the future, she plans on joining the Armed Forces and wants to work for the Centers for Disease Control.
The father saw that his daughter, Pierce, was crying over missing her college graduation ceremony and he tried his best to give her a similar ceremony as a proper one.
After graduation day arrived, Pierce’s father was able to let her walk across a stage with ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ playing on loudspeakers. All of this was going on in front of their house and their neighbors got to see her walk across the stage from a distance. Other friends and neighbors drove past to cheer for her celebration.
Burson gave a statement to Fox 13 Memphis and said that the motivation for this extravagant honor was the love he had for his daughter. He also added that if he got another chance to make a graduation ceremony for his daughter, “I’d probably do it even bigger.”
Pierce was very excited and overwhelmed with the effort her father put up for her. She was also very surprised that lots of people showed up for her ceremony, some of them just passing by and screaming ‘Congratulations!’
Burson posted a 45-minute video on his Facebook profile of the entire ceremony and it’s otherworldly. This just shows how far one father will go to give happiness to his daughter