This student honors his late mother at his graduation ceremony in the sweetest way

One Filipino graduate by the name of Paulo John recently shared a photo on July 16th of himself and the ones he loved most.

With his entire family together – Paulo with his stepfather along with his two younger sisters, everyone was there to celebrate Paulo success – even Paulo’s mother.

But Paulo’s mother was actually a cut out photo of a woman scaling 5’2″.

Image via Twitter

The woman was Paulo’s late mother. After she promised Paulo she would attend his graduation ceremony, she soon passed away due to pneumonia in August of 2016.

A few years later, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Paulo posed with the life-size cutout of his mother.

On his twitter, Paulo Alinsog wrote a caption to go along with the photo:

“To my most beautiful mother! Ma, your eldest has graduated I hope you’re happy in the presence of God. I finished school because this is what you wanted. I love you very much.”

His post quickly went viral, Alinsog sharing: “I really didn’t expect this at all, I just wanna thank everyone and tell them they should always love and honor their parents.”