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Student's Subway Graduation on Stopped Train Goes Viral

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A college student stuck on the subway during his graduation had an impromtu ceremony with family, friends, and riders. (Screen grab via Facebook/Nadiyah Afzal)

By    |   Friday, 09 Jun 2017 03:58 PM

A student who was stuck on a subway train during his graduation got his real diploma on Thursday after his impromptu ceremony on the subway went viral.

Jerich Alcantara was on his way to graduation at Bellevue College of Nursing in Manhattan on May 30 when someone pulled the emergency break on the subway train, leaving passengers stranded for nearly two hours, CNN reported.

"It was starting to get to me a little bit, but I wanted to be positive because it's my graduation day," Alcantara said, according to CNN.

Dressed in his graduation robes, Alcantara celebrated an impromptu graduation ceremony with friends, family, and fellow passengers stranded on the train.

Video of his subway graduation has been viewed millions of times on Facebook.

On Thursday, Hunter College President Jennifer Raab and nursing school Dean Gail McCain presented Alcantara with his diploma, The Associated Press reported.

"Not to leave anything to chance on public transportation, we sent a car to Jerich to get him to this graduation," Raab told PIX11.

Alcantara is preparing to take his licensing exam and reportedly hasn't lined up a nursing job yet.

Raab posted about the ceremony on Twitter.

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