College graduations are as special for parents, as they are for their kids, but one local family had twice the reason to celebrate.
On Friday, a mother and daughter received their diplomas together from Widener University.
Maribel Blythe and her daughter Kidian Martinez received their masters degrees.
Blythe is a nurse who decided she wanted to teach and Martinez earned her degree in social work.
Martinez says they found encouragement in each other and are happy to share the day.
“It’s amazing your mom is your best friend, there's nothing better than going through a process with such a strong inspirational woman,” said Martinez. Her mother appreciated her daughter's encouragement as well.“She's been my cheerleader throughout the whole four years, she's just been my rock,” said Blythe.
Blythe says they're going to celebrate the accomplishment big time.