Commencement speeches are encouraging and often profound, but sometimes the words resonate so strongly, they go viral with people besides the graduates for whom they were originally written.
"As a goal in life, you could do worse than try to be kinder," George Saunders said in his speech.
New York Times best-selling author George Saunders' graduation address from a year ago hit a nerve and is now the subject of his latest book, "Congratulations, by the way."
His words are helping kindness make a comeback.
"Certain virtues, like, like kindness, like gentleness, compassion, they somehow got a downgrade to soft virtues, you know, optional virtues," Saunders said. "Yeah, you can be kind, after you've won. And I think that's kind of wrong."
Kindness -- a degree we can all graduate with, and share with lots of pomp and circumstance.