Son Surprises Dad With Graduation Acceptance News

A son ingeniously pranked his dad with his college acceptance letter after calling him out to see a “bug” – only for his dad to spot the good news and jump for joy. After sending off all his application letters, Derrick I Rose had anxiously waited to hear back from his top choice, the University of California. His dream to study at UCLA started after his parents showed him the college’s department of theater, film, and television brochure after he excelled in an acting competition in junior year. Ever since, Derrick, from Redlands, California, had set his heart on attending the university. Derek says he was especially nervous about his prospects due to feeling his grades were already irredeemable after underperforming early on in high school. But with his parent's support and the desire to get into UCLA and become an actor driving him forwards, he says he was able to recover his grades. And as soon as he found out that he was lucky enough to be selected to study at UCLA he knew he had to surprise his dad - also named Derrick - with the great news. Deciding a normal reveal wouldn’t suffice, Derrick Jr. set up his laptop with the virtual letter open on screen and called out, “Hey dad, come check out this bug.” To grab his dads’ interest he added, “It has six legs, and it is not a spider – I don’t know what it is.” With his dad intrigued, he walks in but while still looking for the ‘bug’ fails to notice the letter on the screen. Derrick guides his dad’s eyes up by explaining that the ‘bug’ might be on his laptop. And as soon as Derrick Snr. looks up at the laptop he smiles and shouts “wow” as he discovers the great news.
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Location: Redlands, California, USA
  • Date Acquired08-03-2021
  • Date Filmed07-31-2021
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Son Surprises Dad With Graduation Acceptance News

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