Harvard Alumnus Takes Mother To His University 24 Years After Graduation Because She Missed Ceremony

(Last Updated On: May 10, 2017)

A Kenyan Harvard alumnus, Chris Mburu, touched the heart of many social media users after sharing his story of taking his mother to Harvard 24 years after his graduation because she couldn’t make it to the ceremony as he graduated from Harvard Law School.

Chris said:

When I graduated here 24 years ago, my mother was absent from the ceremony, because it was too expensive for her to make the trip from my native village in Kenya to the United States. So you can imagine the joy I felt last week as I brought her for her first visit to the university, at the age of 83! Though uneducated herself, my mother has always valued education and indeed remains one of the smartest people I know.