“They’ve always said that the greatest gift you can ever gift your parents, is the gift of education,” Hanss Mujica wrote in a viral Facebook post. “I’ve planned for this moment for so long and it finally came.”
With a dangerously low GPA and a knack for doing the bare minimum just to get by, Hanss was admittedly not what one would call a “model student.”
“Back in high school, I was not the most dedicated student,” he told Love What Matters. “Yes, I was able to pass my classes, but it was just enough to get by to be able to dance and play sports.”
He elaborated that in high school, teachers are always nudging you to keep you on track, but in college, the babysitting and hand-holding to get homework done stops.
“Professors tell you the work that needs to get done and it is up to you to decide to if you want to do it or not,” said Hanss. “Ultimately you are the ones that are paying to be there. That, I believe was my downfall as a college student. My behaviors in education transcended towards my college career and it caused me to be suspended from the university. At the time of my suspension, I had a 1.47 GPA.”
He admits that when his parents found out, the look on their faces “broke [his] heart.”
“Their face was filled with utter disappointment and sadness,” he continued. “The last time I saw that face was when they found out my older brother passed away in [a] car accident in my senior year in high school. From that moment on, I told myself that I would never do anything to see that look in [on] their face. I would never do anything to ever disappoint them again.”
And Hanss fulfilled his internal promise in the most beautiful way.
“Here we are a few years later… planning a surprise photoshoot [photo shoot] for my parents,” said Hanss–but really, he had a totally different plan up his sleeve. “They thought it was a family shoot for a project… little did they know it was my graduation announcement. Inside the envelope laid the two invitation tickets for my graduation.”
Hanss hid closely behind them dressed in his graduation gown with a sign that read “They have no idea I’m graduating” on one side and “Gracias mamá y papá!” on the other.
Needless to say, buckets of tears were shed by all when Hanss’ parents turned around and realized what was really happening. The emotional moment has since amassed over 44,000 shares and 4.7 million views.
They’ve always said that the greatest gift you can ever gift your parents, is the gift of education. I’ve planned for…