Imagine with me, if you will: you’re sitting at your college graduation in awe that this is the last moment you will have to sit down and listen to another speech at your soon-to-be alma mater after 4 (or 5) looong years of hard work, sleepless nights, and stress others just couldn’t imagine. It’s your commencement ceremony and in a few minutes the college president will soon be at the podium to announce that you may move your tassel from right to left.
Then all of sudden your graduation speaker announces that he and his family have pledged to pay off your student, along with those of your fellow graduates!
What would you do if that was you – a HUGE promise from a man whom you have probably never, ever heard of before he was announced as your graduation speaker?
That’s what happened to the Class of 2019 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, when tech billionaire and Morehouse alum Robert F. Smith spoke at this year’s commencement. His promise is like no other and challenges many others who have found a fraction of success in life. But one thing for sure, is that many were blessed just simply watching the reactions of the studnets whose loans now cease to exist thanks to the generosity of one man.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 everywhere.
You can watch Robert F. Smith’s Morehouse College 2019 Commencement Speech right here: