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Posted at 8:45 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 01:50:13-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It’s disappointing for all those who were supposed to walk across the stage in their caps and gowns and celebrate their biggest achievement yet, but two women are making sure all graduates are celebrated.

It’s called adopting a senior and you just post a little bit about your graduate and it gives someone the opportunity to put a smile on their face.

"We're giving joy and getting the community involved to let them know that we support them and we’re behind them 100 percent,” said one of the group's founders Kimberly Harris.

Harris and Baker started this because they both seeing loved ones affected by postponed or canceled graduations.

"I have twins who are graduating this year," explained Baker.

Harris is in the same position.

“I have a senior who is missing out on a lot of activities with prom and grad night and graduation. I also have an eighth-grader," she said.

They said it's not about the money it's about giving back how you see fit.

“They are even able to send a letter. It’s as simple as a congratulations letter," said Harris.

Baker added she has seen grads receive baskets of gifts.

"It’s just whatever they feel comfortable doing," said Baker.