Tomás is a recent USC graduate who says he dreamt of walking across the stage in his cap and gown with his immigrant parents watching.

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“I’m so lucky to have them, and everything that I do is for them,” says Tomás, who was born in the United States and is the first person in his family to graduate from college.

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Tomás says graduating with honors should have made him the happiest guy on earth. Instead, he says he was disappointed when, because of the coronavirus pandemic, USC canceled in-person commencement and held the ceremony via a video conference call instead.

Watch the video above to see how Tomás' parents respond when the Dr. Phil staff organizes a graduation ceremony that allows him to don his cap and gown and walk across the stage.

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