The Obamas Head YouTube's Virtual Graduation with Guests, BTS, Lady Gaga, and More
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The graduating class of 2020 has a big reason to celebrate their stalled milestone in the comfort of their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. YouTube announced on Tuesday that it would host a virtual graduation ceremony that will be headlined by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
"Dear Class of 2020" is YouTube's original special that will give honor to graduating students from class 2020 who will not be able to walk on stage and get a hand on the anticipated diploma for the hard-worked school year, no thanks to the spread of COVID-19.
YouTube has tapped no less than Barack Obama to deliver a commencement speech, along with his wife, Michelle, who will each give separate and joint addresses. The powerful couple is expected to impart inspiring and encouraging messages to the class of 2020. The former First Lady posted the invite to the meaningful event on her Twitter account, where she wrote that she and the former president "want to give you the celebration you deserve."