Proud parents recreate graduation photo two decades on

James as a toddler with Kim at Ruth's graduation

James as a toddler with Kim at Ruth's graduation

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It was a picture perfect moment as Kim Morris picked up his son for his graduation photograph – 22 years after being snapped holding him as a toddler at mum’s graduation.

James Morris, 23, graduated with a degree in Applied Psychology and Criminology from the University of Brighton last week and the family struck the same pose taken when his mother Ruth gained her Masters in Management Development from Salford University.

The family recreate the photo 22 years on

The family recreate the photo 22 years on

Ruth, from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, said: “We are incredibly proud of James, in fact we couldn’t be prouder.”

James, living in Brighton, conducted interviews at the YMCA for his dissertation and is now working for the YMCA, helping vulnerable people in the community.

Ruth said: “James is doing really well – he is getting great feedback and he is very much enjoying his work.”

Her husband Kim wore the same suit and tie for the photograph that he wore when she graduated in 1995, when James was 18-months-old, and he hopes to wear the same outfit at their younger son Alex’s graduation.

He admitted: “The suit is a little snug these days – it must have shrunk.”