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A US Marine surprised his sister by appearing onstage as she graduated from Endicott College in Massachusetts on May 22.
This footage shows nursing student Emily Booth walking onstage to receive her diploma when the announcer says her brother, Private First Class Ryan Booth, was there to assist. Emily is seen hugger her brother as the crowd at Hempstead Stadium applauds.
The pair’s father, Stamford Police Department Sgt. Jeffrey Booth, told local media the college went “above and beyond” to pull off the surprise.
PFC Booth left for bootcamp the previous summer but had been unable to return home or visit family due to COVID-19 restrictions, the college said. Credit: Endicott College via Storyful