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I hope you have your tissues ready.

Balaal Hollings, an honor roll student and senior class president, was breaking up a fight at a party in April when he was shot in the head.

Classmates at his Michigan high school weren’t sure he would make it. And though he did, his injuries prevented him from attending school to finish his senior year.

But on the day of graduation, his classmates were more than surprised when Balaal walked out on stage.

“First of all, I want to thank God,” Balaal said. “It is so good to be alive. I got shot in the head and I am fully rehabilitated.”

The crowd erupts in cheers.

“I forgot a lot of stuff: I forgot how to walk, I forgot how to talk…I didn’t forget how to eat.”

And he’s making jokes. Best. Story. Ever.

SOURCE: WTVR