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Aww… 24 years after her Son’s Graduation, 83-year old Kenyan Woman Finally visits Harvard University

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A Kenyan lawyer Chris Mburu has shared a heartwarming story of how his mother visited Harvard University for the first time 24 years after he graduated from the institution.

According to Chris’ post on Facebook, he couldn’t afford to fly her to the U.S. from their native village in Kenya for his graduation ceremony. However, 24 years later the proud African Mama visited the university for the first time.

See photos below:

Source: facebook.com/chris.mburu

12 Comments

  1. BB

    May 2, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Smiles…wishing mama many more happy years

  2. Ottawa Queen

    May 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Awww so sweet.

  3. survivor

    May 2, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    SweeT story..

  4. Felinda

    May 3, 2017 at 12:43 am

    awwww i wanna hug her so much.
    she is so proud
    May you live to be 107 and he blossoms and succeeds more

    is he single?

    • Felinda

      May 3, 2017 at 12:44 am

      What???????
      somebody can not ask a simple kweshon again abi????/
      oh leave me alone. 🙂

  5. TEMI

    May 3, 2017 at 2:46 am

    So for 24 years … making money you could not even pay the ticket for your mum… Most tickets from Africa to the U.S range from 700 to 1200 USD if you book on time.. Jesus.. and beside .. Your mama is not a CUTIE.. ON THAT WHATEVER YOU MIGHT CALL.. COAT OR GOWN..

    • Tito

      May 3, 2017 at 5:14 am

      You are an idiot.

    • mimi

      May 3, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Let me find out that even at her age and with all the highs and lows she has been through in life that she is finer than you
      What sort of useless comment was that?
      Do you know what circumstances may have prevailed after he graduated from Harvard?
      Either of them could have gone through several health complications? Issues concerning visas acquistion for the mother
      And so much more
      Such a negative person you are Temi

  6. PEN

    May 3, 2017 at 9:18 am

    You know how it goes…he probably had younger ones, and extended family members school fees to pay for. As such, making a visit to Harvard an unnecessary luxury in the past 24 years….

  7. Mz Socially Awkward....

    May 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

    This is such a poignant moment for them both and so amazing to me, especially thinking how God granted the gift of life and health for both of them to finally have this experience of joy. It drives home a prayer that’s always in my heart – that God will keep our parents in the fullness of life, so that as they were here to sacrifice, they will also be here to enjoy all the ways that we desire to appreciate their labour of love over us.

    And to be honest, what else brings a good parent more joy than moments like this, after your child has finally succeeded in all you hoped for them? May as many of us that seek to give similar gifts of love, have more than the desires of our hearts.

    • Broken

      May 3, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      May God answer your prayer. It used to be my most earnest desire especially because my dad made huge sacrifices for us to have the best education. From selling properties, cars & the occasional debts, he did all for us. But he passed away just over a month ago without reaping anything from us. It is almost as if God kept him long enough to do all these for us (& many others) then took him.
      Words cannot express the pain and confusion I feel, knowing that the most consistent person in my life is gone from me, and that I’ll never get the chance to repay him for all that selfless love.
      I hope that you get to do all you desire and much more for your folks.

  8. Nneka

    May 3, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    How sweet!!!

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