American Furniture Warehouse throws graduation for worker after her ceremony was canceled

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Friday, December 18, 2020
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The year 2020 and the pandemic didn't stop a group of workers at American Furniture Warehouse in Katy from celebrating one of their own!

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- A college graduate received a special surprise at her job that she certainly won't forget.

Christine Pham is a designer at the American Furniture Warehouse.

She recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in retail and consumer science but was unable to walk across the stage with her peers. Her graduation ceremony was canceled due to the pandemic.

Her manager, Crystal Steinke, and the entire staging and design team decided this was an achievement worth celebrating. They organized a surprise "ceremony" for Pham in AFW's Katy warehouse Thursday morning.

The surprise was captured on video and shows a delighted, and very surprised, Pham wearing a cap and gown surrounded by her co-workers.

Hit play in the video above to watch the surprise unfold.

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