Student holds own graduation ceremony on stalled subway car

Hunter College nursing student Jerich Marco Alcantara missed his commencement after delays on the E Train in Queens

Afzal's video has gone viral on Facebook, with thousands of comments and a handful of people drawing the hilarious similarities with a Full House episode in which Uncle Jesse missed his graduation after taking the train. Or at least that is what he thought.

Though a usually quick commute, train delays meant Jericho Marco Alcantara was forced to spend three hours on the train, missing his 9.15am ceremony altogether.

After realizing that unexpected train delays would cause him to miss his ceremony, Alcantara jokingly thanked strangers on the train for coming to his graduation.

Alcantara finally arrived at the real commencement just as it was ending.

Even after 90 minutes of effort, conductors were unable to fix the problem and rescue trains had to be called to remove passengers.

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"At first I was upset, before that makeshift ceremony", Alcantara said.

He played music through a portable speaker he had in his backpack.

Mr. Alcantara's family and friends were still waiting for him in the empty graduation hall to throw him a second celebration. "But after the auditorium cleared out, my close friends threw me my own little graduation", he continued. "I think it ended up so much better than if I was on time" he said, adding he that he would have probably only fallen asleep had he made it on time for the event. "They all just started cheering", he said.

It's the one day where you celebrate all that hard work you've done.

"Everyone seemed to be in a brighter mood", Alcantara said. The president of Hunter College told Fox 5 that she is looking forward to handing it to Alcantara personally.

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