VIDEO: Hey kids, here’s a lesson on what NOT to do when you graduate

Posted at 11:49 AM, Apr 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-29 11:49:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WTVR) – It is a symbolic moment that some people see as a time when you transition into adulthood. Walking across the stage to receive a high school or college diploma should be a moment to reflect and celebrate your accomplishments.

Unfortunately for one recent graduate of Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it will life on YouTube as the ultimate graduation FAIL moment.

When graduate Robert Blank tried to celebrate the moment with a back flip on stage, it did not work out so well for him.

Watch his attempt around the 3:00:00 mark of this video.

Despite the loud bang and gasps from the crowd, reported Blank was able to get up and walk off the stage using his own power.