Ramala Tyrow, who is 21 and from London just graduated from Middlesex University. She has a degree in psychology and counseling. After her graduation, she tweeted a video of her and her mother hugging. She captioned this video “You ran from a civil war so I could be safe & get the education you didn’t. Today you cried when you saw me in my robe. Did it for you.”
This video obviously went viral and made everyone shed a tear. Tyrow said that her mom was emotional because she is the first member of her family to graduate college. Her and her family are from Somalia. In 1999 they fled to London to escape the Somali Civil War.
“My mum had me pretty young, so she never had to the chance to get the same degree of education that we did here,” Tyrow said. “She hasn’t seen someone close to her graduate so for it be her daughter was emotional.”
People tweeted all sorts of heartwarming things such as “This is why we should be welcoming everyone who is fleeing war and persecution, this makes us a better country, this makes us stronger xxx.”