KEY POINTS

  • Brad Pitt gave a huge shout-out to the students who completed their degrees but are unable to have an official graduation ceremony due to the pandemic
  • Pitt said that the whole nation is rooting for them to create a better world 
  • Apart from Pitt, celebrities like Barack Obama, Gal Gadot, Pharrell Williams and many more have also congratulated the graduates

Brad Pitt brought a huge smile to the faces of the students who are set to graduate this year from Missouri State University by sending them a lot of good wishes in a video message. The clip was posted on the university’s official Twitter account.  

The 56-year-old actor, who was born in Oklahoma but moved to Missouri as a child, gave a huge shout-out to the students who completed their degrees but were unable to have an official graduation ceremony due to the ongoing pandemic.

The pandemic has forced every academic institution to cancel their graduation ceremonies because of the strict guidelines imposed by the government amid the global crisis.

The Academy Award-winning actor started the video by saying that he is really honored to be sending out this message to the people who can make the future brighter. He further stated that the entire nation is rooting for them to do better things.

Pitt also shared that it must be really weird for the students to not have an official ceremony.

“Hi everyone! Brad here from quarantine, with a shout-out to the graduating class of Missouri State University! Yeah! It must be very strange doing this in these trying times but know we are rooting for you. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors,” Pitt said.

The “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” star signed off by congratulating them and telling them to “enjoy” this moment.

“So, you did it! You made it! Enjoy, congrats again, and think big,” Pitt said.

The esteemed star is not the only celebrity to express congratulations to this year’s graduates. Notable personalities like Barack Obama, Gal Gadot, Pharrell Williams, and many others have delivered inspirational speeches to the many graduating students, as well.

Obama, in his speech, admitted that these are not normal times to ask young people to find their ways in the middle of a devastating pandemic.

“These are not normal times. You are being asked to find your way in a world in the middle of a devastating pandemic and a terrible recession. The timing is not ideal,” Obama said.

On the other hand, the “Wonder Woman” actress assured the young people that “anything is possible” and urged them to head out to the world and put their dreams into action.

“As a child of a teacher and an engineer, I grew up understanding very well the value and the power of education. And now with this moment in your life, when school is done but your next steps are unclear in this somewhat uncertain world, you might feel powerless at times. So I urge you to think of these words: 'Trust yourself,” Gadot said.