Madeleine Tarin is a recent graduate from Chino Hills High School in California. Tarin celebrated her graduation via a tweet and people can’t handle how adorable her family looks. Tarin shared two images: one of her mother’s graduation, when she was a tiny tike, and another of her own graduation, with the family recreating the same pose, at Tarin’s request. Tarin spoke with mitú about her graduation, her viral tweet and what it means to her family.
Tarin’s tweet featured a photo of her mother’s graduation and Tarin’s recent graduation.
yeah that's right, we made it TOGETHER 🎓 pic.twitter.com/I8BmzrJP7Z
— Madeleine ⚽️ (@123alwayssmilen) June 2, 2017
Tarin’s mother and father were 17 and 19, respectively, in her mother’s graduation photo. She admits that it was not easy for them to start a family so young.
“It wasn’t easy, but my parents have always had a special bond. They’re best friends. They had a lot of help from both of my grandparents. They had a lot of love and support from them as well,” Tarin told mitú. “Although their lives changed after having me, my mom was able to attend regular high school and went back to school right after having me. My parents still went to dances and were able to live a normal teenage life.They both agreed they would beat the statistics and mold me into something great.”
Tarin’s parents are excited to see their daughter achieve this milestone…
“My parents were incredibly proud of me because we’ve had many years of growing up and maturing together as a family,” Tarin told mitú about her graduation. “They definitely felt a sense of accomplishment. They feel as if they have molded me into a great role model for my two younger sisters.”
… and they look forward to the next phase of her education.
Tarin told mitú that her parents have always instilled the idea that she had to get good grades to get to college. Tarin says her parents encouraged her to attend college so she could be more accomplished than them.
Thanks to her parents’ persistence, her studying, and her athletic skills, Tarin will be attending Rider University.
“I actually used their story for my college admission essay. When I told them I used their unique story, I think that’s when it really hit them that I was growing up, and I really looked up to them and all that they have done for me,” Tarin told mitú about getting into college and getting both an academic and sports (soccer) scholarship to attend Rider University.
The emotional response to the tweet was strong and immediate.
This is so fucking cute omg pic.twitter.com/dvjAPRNkUR
— milly ✨ (@millyygarcia) June 2, 2017
It’s not every day you can see a family recreate graduation photos. 😭
Grown men were admitting that the tweet brought them to tears.
This just made my day man. Tearing up over here at work.
— Phil (@242ChilPhil) June 2, 2017
Because men have feelings too.
And a lot of people were just showering Tarin with congratulations.
Love this so much! Congrats 🎊
— mariah ❥ (@mariahgomez__) June 2, 2017
A few dudes gave the dad props for how chill he was in the photos.
Your dad looks so cool and collected in both pictures, I aspire to be that chill😳👍🏽
— Eesaac Cunalata (@eesaac_cunalata) June 2, 2017
Peak Latino dad.
And so many people were falling over themselves over how beautiful the family is.
You have such a beautiful family! Congratulations on your accomplishments 🎊
— 🍰COCO🍰 (@coleencake) June 2, 2017
Like, literally, some people couldn’t get over it.
wow this is a beautiful family
— mayito 🇺🇸🌹🇲🇽 (@MarioSolis) June 3, 2017
Congratulations, Madeleine. Best of luck at Rider University!