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There are proud mothers, and then there’s this lady.

Ovella O’Neal of Southern New Jersey decided to shout her son’s praises to the world. As a high school graduation gift for her son, Aljelani “A.J.” Igwe, she rented a large billboard that reads: A Mother Can’t Raise a Man, But I Raised a Gentleman. crossing-guard-surprise-courtesy-video

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The “congratulations” message for her son, posted near A.J.’s school in Camden, New Jersey, is also intended to serve as an inspirational message for other single parents.

A.J. is planning to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering at Rowan University in the fall.

(WATCH the video below for more) – Story tip from Alan Wallace

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