The national health crisis in the United States has taken the lives of nearly 100 thousand Americans and infected a 1 1/2 million more.
As a result of the high infection rate, state leaders across the country have heeded the advice of health experts and forbidden large gatherings.
Among these gatherings are the graduations of the high school and college seniors, whose academic year had already been cut short due to the virus.
Determined to still mark the momentous occasion safely, national and local leaders have been facilitating virtual celebrations.
You may have caught former President Barack Obama's commencement speech on major networks this past weekend. Beyoncé and Lizzo are set to appear with the Obamas at a similar event on YouTube next month.
The Republican Governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves, also attempted to congratulate Mississippi's graduates with a virtual ceremony—complete with a senior prank.
The laughable moment came as Reeves was reading the names of graduates—and one name stuck out.
Reeves read one of the submitted names:
Mississippian Thomas DeMartini was reportedly the one behind the prank.
Even Tate Reeves acknowledged that the prank was a good one.
The internet soon joined in the laughter.
Some began invoking prank names of their own.