Nothing Says College Graduation Like Playing On Your Gameboy During The Ceremony (Photo)

Nothing Says College Graduation Like Playing On Your Gameboy During The Ceremony (Photo)
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Just because you’re graduating from college doesn’t mean you have to grow up.

Here we have a picture of a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio playing with his pink Gameboy Color during his commencement ceremony on Monday.

The photo was taken by a redditor who goes by jessy0108. The redditor added these comments on the thread:

“As we filed into the arena he said, ‘I had my Gameboy during my senior year graduation in high school. I made sure to bring it this time.’ I didn’t actually believe him until we sat down and he started playing Pokemon. I took humor in the way he was very specific in bringing his Gameboy to his university graduation the same way he did when he graduated high school. That and watching him text at the same time was amusing.”

It doesn’t seem like a very interesting image at first. But then we realized the sentimental value of someone about to enter the workforce still being able to enjoy the fun offered by one of the greatest video games of all time. Like all of us, Pokemon definitely still holds a special place in this guy’s heart.

The picture put a smile on all of our faces, not just because we all know how boring it is to sit in that chair waiting for the lengthy ceremony to end, but also since we can remember countless times where our immediate attention was diverted from something important because, well…you gotta catch em’ all!

The commencement speech was delivered by San Antonio mayor and Democratic politician Julian Castro, who gave an incredibly charismatic speech at last year’s Democratic National Convention.

Gameboy Color was discontinued in 2002, but the legacy of Pokemon continues to live deep in the souls of Generation Y, forever!

Via Huffington Post, Photo via Reddit

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Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

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