Uni Student Takes Grad Photos With Mum In Coffin

Story ByLee BullenSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

This university student has honoured her mother’s dying wish to be in her graduation photo by taking snaps alongside her mum’s open coffin in her mortarboard and gown.

Student Jia Huan from the city of Kota Bharu in the north-western Malaysian state of Kelantan shared the photos on Facebook where they have been viewed and shared by thousands of netizens.

According to local media, her mother’s dying wish was to appear in her graduation photo and she had been looking forward to the ceremony at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in August.

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However, she passed away a month before it takes place.

The unnamed mother’s funeral was held on 14th July, and Jia and her family members decided to honour her last wish by setting up a graduation shoot next to her open coffin.

Jia wrote on social media: “We did a graduation shoot, 33 days before the actual ceremony.

“You said beforehand that everyone would look good on the day if the whole family wore blue. Today, we did just that.”

The student even dressed her mother’s corpse in blue for the photo opportunity.

Jia added: “I am not wearing UTAR’s official graduation gown, but we will settle for this [an unofficial gown she sourced].

“Mum, your eldest child has graduated, she graduated 33 days early.”

In the snaps, Jia and her family members are seen smiling next to the open coffin, proudly fulfilling the mother’s last wish.

It was not mentioned what the mother died of.

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