This picture of an American cadet has touched millions of people around the world. You will not believe why he was crying!

Not all tears are bad. We don’t cry solely because of pain and sorrow. Although tears are usually associated with reactions to unpleasant situations, some express joy, happiness and huge relief.

During a ceremony at West Point (New York), a very touching photograph was taken. It shows a young cadet, Alix Schoelcher Idrache. The man is holding his white military cap tightly and tears are streaming down his cheeks.


This new pilot is an immigrant who came to the U.S. seven years ago. He lived in a working-class neighborhood and spoke little English. He had always been fascinated with the army and military equipment. His first contact with the U.S. military was a few years earlier, during a humanitarian mission in Haiti. He wanted to become a pilot, but it was almost impossible for his desire to become a reality.

Where I come from, there are no pilots, and dreams of flying helicopters cannot practically be brought to life.

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