A viral video created by a high school senior is serving as a poignant reminder of the ramifications the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will have on the class of 2020, many of whom will likely not be able to attend their prom or graduation ceremony.
Nathan Craft — a senior at a career and technical education school in Xenia, Ohio — narrated and edited the video titled “Dear Class of 2020,” which has been widely circulated on social media and garnered more than 700,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on March 16.
“I felt like there was a lot of emotions going on with the senior class that no one was really expressing,” Craft told The Pulse when asked why he decided to make the video. “I thought I would try to give [them] a voice.”
But Craft never thought the video, which is on pace to reach a million views by the end of the week, would resonate with so many people around the world.
“I thought maybe it would just reach the seniors in my area, but I’m overwhelmed by the people that it’s starting to reach,” he added. “I didn’t expect it to do what it did.”
You can watch Craft’s video above and listen to his interview with The Pulse below.