A group of Japanese students have let the novel coronavirus outbreaks ruin their fun.
Since Japanese schools have closed down in the face of COVID-19—and will likely remain closed until after spring vacation—this elementary school boy and his friends decided to host their own online graduation ceremony on Minecraft.
The graduation, which was captured in the video below, was hosted in an elaborate virtual auditorium complete with diplomas, speeches, music, and joyful festivities all around.
The 12-year-old boy’s father later posted a series of videos and photos of the event to social media in hopes that it would serve as “bright news that shines in a gloomy social situation” and “open up the way games are perceived.”
“They spent all day online together playing games and laughing,” he wrote in his Twitter thread which has been shared thousands of times since it was published earlier this week. “I’m glad they all had fun.”