This sweet graduation photo went viral for one surprising reason

A father and daughter recreated a very touching photo 18 years later – it’s enough to brighten everyone's day!

This sweet graduation photo went viral for one surprising reason
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Attending graduation is an exceptional event in any young person's life—and for their family. Graduation robes, speeches, receiving your precious diploma in front of an audience… It's a really special day.

Everyone comes with their loved ones to capture the beautiful momentwith photos and videos. That’s what 19-year-old Tori Roach, a high school graduatefrom Huntsville, Texas, did. She shared a sweet photo with her father on Twitter. Since this post went online, it's got people talking because of its resemblance to another photo.

Same place, same occasion

Next to the image of her own graduation, the young American put a picture of the same event but that of her father’s 18 years earlier. In the photo, the man held in his arms… Tori Roach, who was just a baby.

This photo, featuring the same pair but taken 18 years later, aroused interest and emotion on social networks. Special interest was taken in the girl’s father whose physique was obviously appealing, meaning that the young graduate had to specify that her dad, now aged 37, was not singleand that he was even expecting a child.

An American tradition

In the US, the term 'commencement,' from the French word 'beginning,' is also used. A graduation or commencement speech is also given, usually by a student, a faculty member or by an alumnus, sometimes those who have gone one to become famous.

Check out the video above to see the before and after photos!