A student who had just graduated cried on his big day because his parents had let him down by not being there.
God did not let Jeric Rivas down like his own family did.
He told everyone on social media how he felt like his parents were never really there for him when it mattered. He is a good student who works hard, but his family was never there when he won awards at school.
Jeric said that when he was in elementary school, he got a medal for getting the highest grade in his class, but no one from his family was there to see it.
At another high school event, he had a friend send their parents up on stage with him.
Even though no one in his family supported him, he decided to leave his hometown to get a Bachelor’s degree in the Science of Criminology.
Jeric was determined to finish school, so he worked in a factory, at a fast-food restaurant, and even cleaned houses to pay for his own tuition at a prestigious school.
Jeric just wanted his family to be there to watch him get his diploma on his graduation day, but that didn’t happen.
He wrote on social media about the heartbreaking moment, “I just felt like my tears were falling, and I just sat on the side,” adding, “I feel jealous.”
Even as he sat on the side of the stage and cried, God had something great planned for him.
One of Jeric Rivas’s teachers, who knew how hard he had worked in school and that no one from his family had come to his graduation, decided to do something unexpected.
When Jeric went up to the stage to get his diploma, his professor met him there and gave him a big hug.
He wasn’t alone. His teachers and fellow students were very proud of him and stood by him.
Jeric used social media to thank everyone who helped him and even thanked his parents for his success. Strangers from all over the world sent him messages of love and support.
Jeric was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. His parents, who didn’t care about his accomplishment, made him feel bad, but God brought him support from people he didn’t know, which made him feel good on his big day.