Brad Pitt surprised graduating seniors at Missouri State University with a special video message from quarantine.
The video was posted on MSU’s Twitter feed and starts with the university’s president, Clif Smart, alongside mascot, Boomer the Bear, saying he had special guest to deliver a message to students of the class of 2020, who were graduating at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Then to everyone’s shock and awe, Pitt popped up on the screen, in a green shirt. “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’re rooting for you,” said the Oscar winner.
Pitt, 56, continued, “Our money’s on you to make this world a better place. And we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. So, you did it. You made it. Enjoy. Congrats again, and think big.”
On May 12, assistant professor Elizabeth King posted a video on social media asking Pitt to record an uplifting message to the graduates amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I had a wild idea that Brad Pitt would do his hometown a solid & cheer up @MissouriState grads who won’t walk this Friday. Haven’t heard from anyone I emailed, so here’s a video I never thought I’d share. Last shot for my students. Twitter, do your thing,” wrote King.
The “Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood,” actor grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where the university is located and attended MSU, although he did not graduate.
Instead, he packed up his car and drove to Hollywood to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor. The national treasure was two credits shy of finishing his journalism degree.