A Nigerian man has taken to LinkedIn to celebrate his parents after graduating from two Ivy League universities in the United States – Harvard and Wharton.
The man, identified as Temitope Akande, paid a visit to his parents at their small bookshop in Lagos and gave them matching Harvard sweatshirts.
According to him, his parents used the proceeds from the bookstore to fend for him while growing up and he couldn’t have come this far without their help, especially his mother.
He shared a picture of himself and his parents standing in front of the bookstore on Sunday, May 29, and wrote,
“We don’t come from wealth or privilege, just a lowly young boy from Àgbàdo, but we made it anyway.
Couldn’t have done it without these 2 phenomenonal people, especially my mother! She’s my hero!
This bookstore behind us practically raised me.. It made sure we didn’t starve, and It was the place where I spent countless hours immersed in books, reading about worlds far far away, and expanding the limits of what I could aspire for myself. Today, I’m a graduate of Wharton and Harvard. I’m so grateful! ❤️”
The young man’s post has gone viral on LinkedIn with over 100,000 likes.
See his post below,