Witty Certificate Celebrates College Graduation Without Setting Foot on Campus

Kaylee Everhart

Updated Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a encouraging and humorous gesture, a disabled college student recently shared a photo of a framed certificate of achievement that they received from their parents. The certificate, adorned with a traditional design and a formal layout, proudly proclaims "CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT" in bold black letters.

Although the recipient's name has been playfully redacted with a black bar, the certificate states that it is proudly presented to the graduate "for graduating from college without ever stepping foot on campus!" This clever wording suggests that the student achieved their degree through remote learning or without physically visiting the campus.

The specific campus name and graduation date have also been humorously blacked out, but the structure of the text indicates a particular campus and a date in May of 2021. The certificate even features an area for a signature, accompanied by a gold embossed seal or stamp, adding an official touch to the lighthearted gesture.

The photo of the certificate was posted by the user "u/Technical-Prize-4840" on the popular social media platform Reddit, in the subreddit "r/funny." The user, a disabled college student themselves, expressed uncertainty about whether their parents are "witty or horrible human beings," followed by a laughing emoji. It is clear that the certificate was given as a joke or humorous gesture related to the student's unique graduation experience.

The encouraging response to the post was overwhelming, with users praising the parents' sense of humor and their ability to celebrate their child's achievements in a light-hearted way. Many users commented on how they wished they had parents like this, appreciating the fact that the certificate didn't make the student feel othered but instead embraced their differences with a smile.

Humor has long been recognized as a powerful coping mechanism, and these parents have certainly demonstrated their ability to use it effectively. By presenting their child with this clever certificate, they have not only celebrated their achievement but also created a lasting memory filled with laughter and joy.

In a world where humor is often overshadowed by seriousness, it is refreshing to see parents who understand the importance of comedy and its ability to bring people together. As one user cleverly commented, "They must work at the Ministry of Silly Walks," referencing the iconic sketch from the legendary comedian John Cleese.

This encouraging story reminds us that sometimes, the best way to navigate life's challenges is with a smile on our faces and a great sense of humor. Kudos to the parents who went above and beyond to make their child's graduation a truly memorable and laughter-filled experience.

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Top Comments from Imgur


Did you use zoom or do you not have feet? Saying disabled covers a ton of stuff. I need more information


horrible people....in the right kind of way.


They could sue, but won't have a leg to stand on.


Not horrible, hilarious, but also stupid. Got 11th and May in the wrong positions.


*setting foot. I'm fun at keggers, I swear.


Other variants include 'never listened to a single lecture' for the deaf, or 'never looked at a single text book' for the blind.


I'd say it's parenting done right. I imagine a great sense of humor is a great coping mechanism and tool they've now passed down fo their disabled kid. Good for all of them. He's having a laugh and I'm sure that's just what they intended.


I think many of us wished we had parents like this.


They must be wheelie proud.


I think you have wonderful parents :) ♡

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