The Russian woman was surprised by the friendliness of the Americans and their respect for her achievements
Daria Molchanova, a professor and historian who teaches Russian in the US, shared a touching and heartfelt video on TikTok on her page. @realrussianclub of shock and admiration at the way Americans treated her, just for wearing a prom cap and gown. The edition told in more detail Yahoo!.
Like the exchange student who described her first tan as "the most American thing ever," Molchanova's video highlights how different things are here in the US.
“I can’t put into words how amazing Americans are,” Molchanova said. Dasha explained that when she walked home after the graduation ceremony, everyone who met her on the way said “Congratulations!” or exclaimed "Whoop!" And these gestures seemed to touch the new college graduate, as she seemed almost out of breath and on the verge of tears.
"It's so priceless," she added, putting her hand over her heart. - Before coming to the USA, I always heard that Americans are so fake and all smiles are fake. Don't know. It's so real to me. It's just incredible."
In the comments section, Molchanova further explained that people even leaned out of car windows, waved, smiled and honked at her.
"The kids were screaming 'Congratulations!'," she wrote, adding a teary-eyed emoji to express how touched she was.
According to her website, Molchanova graduated from the Moscow State University of Arts and Culture before earning a Ph.D. in Russian history and a certificate in teaching Russian as a foreign language. In 2020, she began work on her master's program in Russian studies at the University of Colorado, which she appears to have successfully completed.
While Molchanova admired the American reaction to simply existing as an alumna, she did a lot to earn that accolade.
A mother of two young children, she founded the online learning platform Real Russian Club in 2015, teaching thousands of students from 75 countries. PhD hosts the Slow Russian Podcast, which has been downloaded over a million times.
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In Molchanova's comments, a lot was written about how other countries perceive Americans compared to what Americans really are.
And while America has its own subcultures and customs, many commentators agreed that honoring others, even strangers, is very American.
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“My cousins from other countries think that I am strange in America because I will talk to any stranger. It's normal in the US to talk to strangers," wrote @Nadia.
“We are not perfect, but we love successful people and love to show our love to others. Congratulations,” wrote @timeavey.
“I live in Wisconsin, I don't know you, but I'm so proud of you! And this is serious, ”added @lalamamap.
“You should be proud of yourself, this is a huge achievement,” said @Brett.
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