When 18-year-old Madeleine Tarin began her senior year of high school, she already knew how she’ll celebrate her graduation. Soon, the big day came and instead of focusing on herself, Madeleine shared the special moment with her family and together they recreated a heartwarming picture from 17 years ago.


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“We made it TOGETHER,” Madeleine, a Chino Hills High School graduate, wrote. “My mom was 15 while pregnant with me, she had me at 16. My dad was 17. The original picture is from June, 2000.” It was taken during her mom’s graduation.

She said her parents were judged for having a child so early on in their lives but they stayed together and raised her. “They were determined to make it and provide me with a future. My dad worked full time in construction and my mom was still playing soccer. Today, they have a strong, loving marriage.”

Tarin shared the images on Twitter where they were retweeted more than 76,000 times and liked almost 330,000 times. In a way, she is following her mom’s footsteps and will be attending Rider University in New Jersey on an athletic and academic scholarship to play Division 1 soccer in the fall. ” I couldn’t ask for a more loving, supportive family than the one God gave me.”

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This photo was taken at Madelaine Tarin mother’s high school graduation in 2000, and it quickly became her family’s relic

The teen decided to honor her parents and recreate it at her own graduation 17 years  later

“My mom was 15 while pregnant with me, she had me at 16 <…>. My parents were judged a lot during this time but stayed strong together”

Her parents stayed in high school and finished it while Madelaine’s dad worked to support them, with the help of her “amazing grandparents”

“The picture to me symbolized my family’s accomplishments, and that my parents beat the statistics”

Madelaine will be attending Rider University in New Jersey on an athletic and academic scholarship to play Division 1 soccer in the fall

Her initial image upload on Twitter was retweeted more than 76k times and liked over 329k times…

With many people claiming the parents haven’t aged at all during these years

This is a celebration of pride and dedication, something the Tarin family obviously values a lot