College Graduate Celebrates Commencement Ceremony on Subway

One major downfall to public transportation is how unpredictable it can be. 

At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Jerich Alcantara, 22, and his family boarded the subway to arrive in Manhattan for his graduation from Hunter-Bellevue College of Nursing at 10 a.m. The car hadn't even gotten to the first stop when someone had pulled the emergency brake, which caused the train to stop. 

To Alcantara's disbelief, it took nearly two hours for a rescue train to arrive and continue the passengers' journeys. This meant that Alcantara was going to miss his college graduation ceremony. 

As upsetting as this was for him and his family, Alcantara was determined to stay positive and not let this ruin his day.

Good for you, Jerich! Check out the video!  

 

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