Pupils in tears as parents skip graduation – but teachers step in to support him – World News

Jeric Rivas was spotted sobbing at his graduation after his parents didn’t show up to congratulate him – but his teachers were there for him instead

Jeric Rivas at his graduation
Jeric was devastated when his parents didn’t show up

A college graduate was left sobbing at his graduation after realizing his parents weren’t there to witness one of the biggest events of his life.

Jeric Rivas graduated top of his class from La Concepcion College in San Jose Del Monte Bulacan, Philippines, but his celebration was tinged with sadness as his parents didn’t attend the ceremony to see his big moment.

The student graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology, but has since gone viral again the Facebook post he uploaded then recently reappeared.

In his post, Jeric said he hoped his parents would show up for his graduation, despite having been let down on previous occasions.

Jeric shared pictures of himself crying on Facebook


Jeric R. Rivas/Facebook)

He said he was jealous of other students


Jeric R. Rivas/Facebook)

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He claimed that as a kid he received a medal for the best honors in his class at school, but because his parents didn’t show up to support him, he didn’t even bother to go on stage and do his to receive an award.

During another ceremony, Jeric tricked one of his friends into sending their parents up with him instead.

And on graduation, the man said he tried to walk confidently when his name was called on stage, but ended up breaking down in tears when he realized his parents hadn’t turned up.

Jeric, writing his post in Filipino, said: “I felt a mixture of happiness and sadness again. I looked to the right, looked to the left and behind and in front all I saw were happy faces smiling.

Instead, his teachers were there to support him


Jeric R. Rivas/Facebook)

“I’m trying to stop myself from crying, but I just can’t. I just felt my tears fall, I just sat next to it. I felt envy.”

Although Jeric’s parents may not have been present when he graduated, the student had the support of his professors as one of them accompanied him on stage to be with him when he received his scroll.

He added: “One of my other professors was standing there on the stage waiting for me and hugging me. While that moment took away some of my sadness, I ended up crying in front of everyone.”

Jeric then ended his Facebook post by thanking his professors and everyone who had helped him over the years as he worked odd jobs while studying to help pay for his tuition.

The student experienced experiences as a factory worker, fast food worker and cleaner during his studies and was even supported by kind-hearted professors who became aware of his situation and helped him with housing and other needs.

And at the very end of his post, Jeric thanked his parents – and said he hoped they could one day be proud of him.

He said: “To my parents who still haven’t been able to accept me into their lives if you are reading this, that’s me now and I hope I’ve made you proud.”

According to Jeric’s Facebook page, he has since been a teacher at La Concepcion College, where he studied.

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