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James’ deja-vu moment

Proud dad Kim Morris picked up his son for his graduation photograph – 22 years after being snapped holding the same son as a toddler at mum’s graduation.

James Morris, 23, graduated with a BA(Hons) in Applied Psychology and Criminology from the University of Brighton last week and the family struck the same pose taken when his mother Ruth gained her masters in Management Development from Salford University.

Ruth, from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, said: “We are incredibly proud of James, in fact, we couldn’t be prouder.”

James, living in Brighton, conducted interviews at the YMCA for his dissertation and is now working for the YMCA, helping vulnerable people in the community.

Ruth said: “James is doing really well – he is getting great feedback and he is very much enjoying his work.”

Her husband Kim wore the same suit and tie for the photograph that he wore when she graduated in 1995 when James was 18 months old, and he hopes to wear the same outfit at their younger son Alex’s graduation.

He admitted: “The suit is a little snug these days – it must have shrunk.”


Sarah Grant • February 15, 2017

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  1. Nina Marie February 19, 2017 - 9:51 am Reply

    This is such a lovely story. I’m also glad Kim’s tie survived all these years.

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