Here is a guaranteed tug-at-your-heart video of a Grand Rapids woman getting her high school diploma.

She's not just any Grand Rapids woman, she's 97-year-old Margaret Thome Bekema.

Her story goes back 79-years ago when Margaret had to drop out of high school in 1936 because her mother got cancer and Margaret was needed to take care of her. She was never able to return to school. But finally her big moment arrived as she got her diploma from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High. And the tears were flowing ...

 

 

How sweet and exciting is that. It took 79 years, but Margaret has her diploma. Congratulations Margaret!