But Alcantara, graduating from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, was given a special graduation ceremony on the train by riders.
He was heading to Radio City Music Hall, but just wasn't going to make it on time. That is when friends and other riders stepped in to help honor his big day.
To make it official, one of his friends presented him with a "diploma" on his cell phone.
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