MIT graduates weren’t the only ones with proud parents in attendance at the school’s commencement ceremony Friday morning.
Matt Damon had his own parents, his wife Luciana Barroso, and their four daughters (three of whom were sporting adorable matching dresses) present during his commencement address to the class of 2016.
The Cambridge native pointed out his family members in the crowd as he delivered strong words, advice, and some self-deprecating jokes about his own college graduation from Harvard (or rather, lack there of).
So yes, today, for the second time in my life, I am fake graduating from a college in my hometown.
My mom and dad are here again…
And this time I brought my wife and four kids. Welcome, kids, to dad’s fake graduation. You must be so proud.
You can read Damon’s full speech at MIT News.