NEW YORK -- Can you imagine missing your graduation because of a delayed mode of transportation?

That's what happened to one student in Queens, New York.

Jerich Alcantara was on his way to his commencement ceremony at Hunters College on Tuesday when the train failed, the Gothamist reported.

The delay ended up lasting nearly three hours!

During the gut-wrenching wait, Alcantara realized he wasn't going to be able to make it to one of the biggest events of his life.

In a positive plot twist, his fellow subway riders decided they weren't going to let his day end with the failure of the New York's transit system.

Watch the sweet video below.

Alcantara reflected on the sweet moment the next day with NY1.

His school even tweeted him congratulations.