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This high school graduation video with an emotional message has left the internet in tears

The concept for the video was thoughtfully brought on by one of the school's staff and it speaks every parent's mind.

This high school graduation video with an emotional message has left the internet in tears
Cover Image Source: Facebook | Louisville City Schools (Louisville, OH)

As much as parents would love to have their kids grow out of their mischievous stage, it is a bittersweet feeling as they leave the nest. That is probably why high school graduation becomes an emotional moment for many parents. What was once a noisy house with a little one running around breaking stuff would turn into a silent abode when they start college. Bringing up this emotional perspective, the staff from Louisville High School, Ohio, made a thoughtful video that would be both heartening and tear-jerking for many parents around the world.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

The school's principal, Mr. Tausch—who goes by @principaltausch2.0 on Instagram–shared a couple of graduation videos where kindergarteners transition into high school graduates. At first, we see a bunch of little kids standing in front of their classroom, grinning from ear to ear and waving at the camera. Then, a kid starts to approach the camera as if they were about to go through the other side of it. When a kindergartner leaves the frame, a grown-up high schooler wearing their graduation cap and gown emerges into the frame. Finally, we see a bunch of high school graduates on their school grounds waving at the camera.


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Mr. Tausch (@principaltausch2.0)


 

The visualization is almost as if the little ones had become graduates in a split second. The principal also posted a second video where some 12th graders pulled their kindergarten version to the other side. Finally, the text, "Congratulations, class of 2024 and class of 2036," appears on the screen, implying that the video comprised this year's graduates and 2036 graduates who are currently in kindergarten. The adorable staging was the brainchild of the school's communications coordinator, Jenn Wilson, per TODAY. This incredible concept spawned as a result of Wilson speaking to many parents who shared the same concern, "In the blink of an eye, your kids are grown."


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Mr. Tausch (@principaltausch2.0)


 

With Elvis Presley's "Burning Love" playing in the background, the video spoke volumes, as it showed how fast children go from being innocent little tots to high school graduates ready to face the real world. Besides parents, even students felt they had completed school in the blink of an eye. One of the 12th-grade students in the video, Brooke Haren, told the outlet that 2024 seemed a long way to go when they started school. The student added, "All of a sudden you're walking across the stage with your class. I still can't believe it's over." Louisville City Schools shared these videos on Facebook with a heartwarming message, "Blink and you'll miss it. Time flies." The videos were played millions of times and there were not many dry eyes in the comments.

"Just goes to show how quickly it goes. My daughter is going into 4th grade and my son is going into 3rd. Not ready for my 5-week-old to go to school. Hoping he stays little forever," said Brittany Finney. "I made it this far watching my son graduate yesterday with no tears, and then this. The wave goodbye at the end was just too much," noted Sonja Hoodas Moore. "My daughter will be a senior this upcoming year. My heart can't take it. I remember that hug from her preschool graduation like it was yesterday. Cherish every moment. The days are long, but the years are short," Krystal Marie added.

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