Losing your parents is never easy!
It is a nightmare that we wish no one has to live through but eventually, everyone does.
It takes a lot of courage to hold onto their memories when you know you can’t hold their hands anymore.
And, the pain becomes unbearable when there is a special moment in your life, an achievement, which you want to share it with them, to make them proud.
And, when one such moment came into the life of Paulo John Alinsog, a student of Philippines University, he came up with an idea that touched the hearts of many.
Recently, when Paulo earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, he wanted her mother to be part of the celebration at a graduation ceremony.
However, Paulo lost his mother back in 2016, and could not share the one moment that her mother always wished for.
But, knowing how his single mother struggled to raise him, Paulo wanted to respect his mother’s long-lasting wish.
So, he came up with this brilliant idea of marking his mother’s presence at his graduation ceremony – he got a life size cut-out of her and took “her” along with him.
Even in her absence, he found a way to have his mother’s presence on one of the most important days of his life.
He did that exactly, by creating a life-sized standee of her for the graduation day, reports the Inquirer.
In a conversation with the Inquirer, he explained the idea behind this:
“I just really wanted to feel my mom’s presence during graduation day. I wanted to take pictures with her like other graduates who are proud to be with their parents during their graduation.”
He later tweeted and said:
“To my most beautiful mother! Ma, your eldest has graduated. I hope you’re happy in the presence of God. I finished school because this is what you wanted. I love you very much.”