Brad Pitt Surprises Missouri State Grads With Heartfelt Video Message

Brad Pitt surprised graduates at Missouri State University in his hometown of Springfield this week with a special video message during their virtual commencement.ETreports that the clip begins with university president Clif Smart telling the school's mascot, Boomer the Bear, "I was really proud of all of our faculty and staff who sent literally hundreds of videos congratulating our seniors." Boomer then indicates that there should be one more, prompting Smart to reply, "Okay, I'll get you one more." He then pretends to send someone a text; a moment later, Pitt appears on his phone's screen. "Hi everyone, Brad here from quarantine with a shoutout to the graduating class of Missouri State University!" the 56-year-old Oscar winner says. "It must be very strange doing this in these trying times, but no, we're rooting for you. Our money's on you to make this world a better place. And we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. You did it; you made it! Enjoy, congrats again, and think big!"

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