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This had to be one of the most difficult yet bittersweet things to do.

18-year-old Alem Hadzic’s father died just one day before his High School graduation in Texas after a private battle with pancreatic cancer. It’s something he never shared with classmates…until his speech.

His dad was an Bosnian immigrant who worked delivering pizzas for Domino’s. Just 45 minutes before graduation, Alem buried his dad. Faculty and students were moved to tears hearing him talk about how hard his dad had worked so he could achieve what he has. Alem was able to tell his dad that he was ending his high school career at the top of his class, and his dad told him he was proud of him.

Well done, Alem.