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High school graduation is an emotional time for parents and students alike. You can’t help but reflect on the years gone by. For many students, it marks the end of living at home and the moment a glorious new and chapter begins. Needless to say, it’s easy to get a little weepy during this momentous occasion.

One father, Robert Olivo, attended his son’s graduation ceremony, wearing something unexpected. He wore a handmade Pokemon tie that his son, Dylan Olivo, made for him 11 years ago when he was in the first grade.

Break out the tissues. This is an aww moment for the ages!

Dylan tweet a photo of the two after the ceremony. His father proudly dons the tie. If you look closely at the tie, you’ll see Dylan’s artwork. Pikachu and some Poke balls. We love that his dad is also wearing a cowboy hat and boots. Nothing like a mix of two very different genres. false

Dylan told Teen Vogue:

This calls for a dad joke about the tie that bind us.

Again, we say this is a AWW moment for the ages! Of course, the internet also has its say, and it’s also incredibly moved.


There’s something so tender and sweet about this simple act. It just goes to show fathers have a soft side too. We are simply beyond words.

Dylan and Robert, thank you sharing this very special moment in your lives with this rest of us. Your wonderful act of love has us thinking about our own dads. We’re picking up the phone, and we’re dialing.