We take great pride in the accomplishments of our children. But, the story behind this 10 seconds of video explains why this mom is overcome with tears of joy at her daughter’s graduation.
Ramla Bkchatldn posted the clip, taken after her mom saw her in the graduation robe she was wearing before receiving her BSc Psychology and Counselling from Middlesex University. It’s something that she never would have been able to accomplish had her mother not fled from the violence of a civil war in her homeland of Somalia.
Ramla says, “Mama you ran from a civil war so I could be safe & get the education you didn’t. Today you cried when you saw me in my robe. Did it for you.” She also replied to a fellow Twitter user, saying, “My mother has become bulletproof whilst her heart remained golden through all the pain & sacrifice.”
Good luck making it through this 10 seconds without a lump in your throat or tear in your eye: