Pharrell Williams Surprises Verizon Adfellows Class in Online Graduation

Virtual ceremonies don't have to be a total letdown after all

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Pharrell Williams made a surprise appearance at Wednesday evening's adfellows graduation ceremony. Getty Images

When 34 young people from around the country came to New York last year to participate in the coveted adfellows program, not one of them could have imagined that their spring graduation ceremony would be canceled due to a global pandemic.

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