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Texas grad's touching tweet honoring her late mom goes viral

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A Texas student's tweet about her late mother has gone viral because of its heartwarming message. 

Savannah Inthalangsy was a senior as John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas. She says every year she and her mother took pictures together on the first and last day of school. She told KDFW that the photos started as a fun tradition when she started high school. Her mother passed away late last year, losing her battle with cancer. But Savannah wanted to finish the tradition in her mom's honor.

The last photo with her mom was at the beginning of her senior year. On Dec. 19, Savannah says, her mom died of a brain aneurysm. 

So on her last day of school Savannah took a photo at her mom's grave. She posted a collection of photos with her mom on Twitter and they have since gone viral.

“Yesterday was my last day of high school. For 4 years I’ve taken pictures with my mom on my first and last days of school. She wasn’t able to make it for the last one, but her strength motivated me to stay strong during this time. All of my hard work is for her!” she wrote. 

Since she posted the tweet, it has been shared more than 120,000 times and liked nearly 600,000 times.

Savannah and the rest of the John Horn High School Class of 2018 graduated on Saturday. Savannah says she plans to pursue a career in education, like her mom. 

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