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Princess Turandot

(4,785 posts)
Thu May 25, 2023, 10:48 PM May 2023

This week, New Jersey's Seton Hall U. gave out baccalaureate diplomas to 1,386 humans - and one dog.

When graduating senior Grace Mariani rolled up in her wheelchair to receive her diploma, she was escorted by her service dog Justin, who had regularly accompanied her to her classes. Dr Joseph E. Nyre, the University's President, had a surprise for them: After handing Grace her leather bound diploma, he presented Justin with one of his own (the rolled-up version).

There was a moment of uncertainty when Justin, with Joseph Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark and University Board Chairman, looking on, cautiously sniffed the diploma. Satisfied, he then graciously accepted it, to the delight of all (especially Dr Nyre).

From ABC News:

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This week, New Jersey's Seton Hall U. gave out baccalaureate diplomas to 1,386 humans - and one dog. (Original Post) Princess Turandot May 2023 OP
Love this! With all the madness going on Deuxcents May 2023 #1
Wonderful upbeat story wendyb-NC May 2023 #2
Thanks for making me so happy cuz I saw this! fierywoman May 2023 #3
love that! Skittles May 2023 #4
Awwww! What a good boy! And smart, too - well deserved! Rhiannon12866 May 2023 #5
Awww Really sweet. StarryNite May 2023 #6
As noted NJCher May 2023 #7
Awwwwwwwwwww... Who's a good boy! calimary May 2023 #8


(3,286 posts)
2. Wonderful upbeat story
Thu May 25, 2023, 10:59 PM
May 2023

Justin deserved a diploma, too. He went through 4 years of college. Love it. What a good boy.


(35,557 posts)
7. As noted
Fri May 26, 2023, 12:55 AM
May 2023

Justin had to sniff his diploma before he accepted it.

Smart consumer dog!

p.s. I used to teach at this university.

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