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Father and son in US graduate from university together

/ 11:51 AM May 17, 2019
Father and son graduate together

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A father and son from South Carolina, USA, graduated at the same time from the same university.

Forty-nine-year-old Antonio Gathers and his son, 23-year-old Brandon, did not expect at first they would be graduating at the same time from the South Carolina State University, as per ABC News 4 on May 9. Antonio received his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and Brandon his bachelor’s degree in Business Management last May 10. 

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The two have been each other’s inspiration through school. As Brandon shared, his father was the perfect model of a father figure.

“He’s like my inspiration. He’s the perfect model of a black male father figure,” Brandon said in the report. “He’s a God-fearing man, he’s successful, he’s intelligent, he knows what he’s doing. He is just a great person in general.”

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Antonio, meanwhile, said it was his son’s perseverance that got him going.

“He was an inspiration to me, just seeing his perseverance,” he said. “Doing other things, and having a full-time career, you kind of put yourself on the back burner. And it was just really important to me to get [this] degree to pursue another avenue in my life and in my career so that I could help people.”  Cody Cepeda /ra

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