In a video that is now going viral, a dedicated mother was surprised with her college degree during a commencement ceremony that was not her own.

Sharonda Wilson was set to graduate from Ferris State University with her degree earlier this week. Unfortunately, her commencement fell on the same day that her son Stephan was graduating from Central Michigan University.

Rather than attend her own ceremony, Sharonda opted to see her son walk across the stage instead.

When CMU president Dr. Robert Davies heard about Sharonda’s act of devotion, however, he contacted her university and asked to confer her degree on behalf of FSU.

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CMU’s social media accounts later posted a video of the moment that Sharonda and Stephan got to share their graduation – and their reactions were priceless.

Stephan, who graduated from his 5-year academic career with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and theater, told the Detroit Free Press: “Dr. Davies really shocked me.

“When I heard (she) was getting her degree with me I was speechless,” he added. “My mother is truly the strongest and most compassionate woman I know. That moment tops (any) other moment I have ever shared with my mother.”

(WATCH the video below) – Photo by Central Michigan University

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