A blind student at the University of Cádiz used to take his guide dog, Idena, with him to lectures. Now they've both graduated.
As students were studying social work and were accustomed to seeing the dog in the halls while studying for their degree, so they decided to include him in the class graduation photos, right alongside his owner, Arturo Diaz Benitez.
.@RoyalVetCollege, I thought you might like this. A guide dog included in the graduation photo of a university. http://t.co/22EsUfdaVD— Pashi (@Er_Pashi) October 2, 2015
In another photograph, included top, the black Labrador can be seen, sporting a mortarboard just like the other graduating students.
According to The Local, the idea went down well on Twitter, with one person commenting, "I bet this dog attended more lectures than most students!"
Another tweeted: "Magnificent. Ten out of ten for the University of Cádiz."
The University of Cadiz @univcadiz Includes a Guide Dog in a Graduation Class Photo 👏 #WorldVegetarianDay pic.twitter.com/OJW9gT9WPk— Elsa Negro Calduch (@ElsaCalduch) October 1, 2015
According to The Local this is not the first time a canine has appeared in a graduation photo in Spain. Apparently history graduates from the University of Santiago de Compostela, who studied there from 2007 to 2012, also posed alongside a dog friend in their graduation photograph.
Source: The Local