- Photo of crying father wearing his son's medals went viral again after son graduated from college
- The son dedicates diploma to father who passed away years ago
- Son hopes that his story wold inspire others to fulfil their dreams no matter where they are in life
A few years ago, a photo of a crying father with medals went viral. The story behind the photo touched the hearts of many. Now, the photo went viral again. This time, the son graduated from college. Sadly, the father was no longer alive to witness the event.
Even though the father died, the son made sure that he would fulfil his father’s dream and that is to complete a degree. The son, John Carlo Pasigay, dedicated his degree to his father, who passed away years ago.
John Carlo or Jace to family and friends graduated from Philippine Normal University-Manila with Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Teachers degree. Since then his story had been featured on different shows, including Korina Sanchez’s ‘Rated K’ which was aired Sunday night, July 3.
John Carlo or Jace to family and friends graduated from Philippine Normal University-Manila with Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Teachers degree. Since then his story had been featured on different shows, including Korina Sanchez’s ‘Rated K’ which was aired Sunday night, July 3. He even posted a thank-you video about it.
“Everything started with a simple post. Which suddenly reached a lot of people worldwide, and it brought me to various interviews in different forms of media: facebook page, blogs, newspapers, youtube, radio station and television”; Jace said in his Facebook post.
It can be recalled that around August last year, Jace posted a photo of his father. However, it was not the photo that captured the hearts of the people. It was the caption that went along with the photo. Jace paid a tribute his father dad Carlito Pasigay, his superhero, who passed away two years before he posted the throwback photo.
Jace graduated as the class valedictorian. His father worked as a porter. During the day of his graduation, his father made sure to be present despite his sickness. The photo shows the father with tears of joy wearing the medals his son has earned.
Jace’s father died at the age of 53 years old. He was not there when Jace earned the degree. However, for Jace, his father’s memory was enough to inspire and motivate him to be the best version of himself.