Grad pays tribute to farm worker parents with photo in berry field

(Photo: NBC Bay Area)

SAN DIEGO, California (WTHR) - It's not unusual for new college graduates to pay tribute to their parents for their long years of support.

Erica Alfaro chose a fitting backdrop for a photo honoring her parents as she graduates with a master's degree from San Diego State University.

According to NBC Bay Area, it's the parents' workplace, a berry field in California.

Erica's parents worked in those fields for years. Long days, seven days a week.

The photo has been shared widely on social media.

"I feel that many people shared that photo because many feel identified," Erica said.

Alfaro became a mother at age 15 and says she wants to be an example for victims of domestic violence and young women who became mothers at an early age.

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