June 14, 2024

The youth corps member is seen saluting his deceased parents the way corps members salute higher-ranking officers.

A video capturing a National Youth Corps member’s emotional visit to his parents’ grave after finishing his service year has gone viral on the internet.

In the trending video, the yet-to-be corps member is seen saluting his deceased parents, who were buried side-by-side, the way corps members salute higher-ranking officers at the orientation camp.

During this touching moment, a woman, likely a relative or his sister, can be seen shedding tears while expressing gratitude for the successful completion of his education and service year.

The caption reads, “What’s more painful than a parent not being alive to witness the academic success of their children”

The tear-jerking video has sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with many moved to tears by the emotional gesture.

Read some comments as you scroll,

@ejehiokin wrote, “I couldn’t hold back my tears. This is too emotional ”

@rosemartins1605 wrote, “See me crying in the saloon like I just lost mine, this is just too emotional .”

@suwakweh wrote, “So moving! They did not live to see such a great day. Congrats, son. You have made all of us proud. Best wishes as you wow the world! ”

@tochukwu_jeff wrote, “It is well, stay strong bro. There’s more to achieve. I felt the same few years ago, how I wished my old man was alive to see his lil boy now a man. The first person/man that ever saw my potentials. Glad that I didn’t fail you dad. Son of a lion is also a lion. Rest on Chief Nnabuenyi 1.”

Watch the clip below,

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