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06/04/2014 02:56 pm ET Updated Jun 04, 2014

Dad Attends Son's Graduation, Thanks To Kindness Of Internet

The Internet just earned a diploma for its generosity.

A struggling dad mentioned on Reddit that attending his son's high school graduation was on his bucket list -- and readers responded big-time.

They helped user branch455 find a cheap bus ticket for the 460-mile round-trip journey between the Florida cities of Tallahassee and Eustis, provided him with a hotel room using Holiday Inn points and drove him from the bus stop to his hotel.

The do-good dialogue on the Reddit thread reflects one of the best components of social media. "Every now and then I come across a story like this and it makes me proud to be a Redditor," one commenter wrote.

The dad, who explained he could "barely make ends meet" and "had a car on its last legs," did make his son's big day on May 30 and posted photos of the pomp and circumstance on Imgur as TroyBranch earlier this week.

He thanked Reddit for making it happen: "You have turned one s@#$tty week into something really special and heart warming."

The Daily Dot notes the family, including the poster's younger son, was also able to take in a movie and go to the flea market as well.

An early Happy Father's Day to you, sir.

h/t BuzzFeed

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