WATCH: Brad Pitt surprises Missouri State grads: 'Our money is on you to make this world a better place'

Brad Pitt, Missouri State
Photo credit (Missouri State Twitter)
By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

SPRINGFIELD, Mo (KMOX) - Actor and Springfield, Mo. native Brad Pitt surprised graduates at his hometown college, Missouri State University, in a special video message during their virtual commencement. 

The clip begins with university's president Clif Smart telling the school's mascot, Boomer the Bear, "I was really proud of all of our faculty and staff who sent literally hundreds of videos congratulating our seniors."

Boomer then indicates that there should be one more, prompting Smart to reply, "Okay, I'll get you one more."

He then pretends to send someone a text; a moment later, Pitt appears on his phone's screen. 

"Hi everyone, Brad here from quarantine with a shoutout to the graduating class of Missouri State University!"

Watch his full message in the video at the top of this page. 

We have one more surprise for our #BearGrads: A special message from one of Springfield's own.Thanks, Brad. pic.twitter.com/tCtWgzhozI

— Missouri State (@MissouriState) May 19, 2020

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