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H-E-B will add another facet to the grocery chain’s heralded coronavirus pandemic response in a few weeks with a “Texas-sized” graduation event live on YouTube.
On Friday, the company announced the effort to honor 2020 Texas graduates. The YouTube Live event is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 20.
As the state continues to grapple with the pandemic response measures, many districts and colleges are developing contingency plans to honor students earning diplomas. Some have scheduled tentative ceremony dates and have included virtual events as a last resort.
“This year, we know that many celebrations and milestones are being celebrated differently — including Graduation,” H-E-B shared with its social media followers on Friday. “Whether it’s High School or College, the Class of 2020 worked hard to earn their diplomas — and we want to celebrate them!”
H-E-B did not expand on the specifics of the virtual event on the post, but hinted “special guests” will be involved to make the celebration “one to remember.”
Customers reacted to the post, thanking the grocery store for the consideration of graduates.
“I’ve earned my masters and I can’t celebrate the achievement,” one person said. “Thanks HEB, for your Texas-sized heart.”