Improv Everywhere: asking random New Yorkers to give a commencement speech

The fun-loving stunters of Improv Everywhere staged a fabulous stunt in New York City's Bryant Park: they set up a crowd of "grads" in caps and gowns with a stage and a podium, then sent the "dean" out into the park to beg randos to step in and serve as emergency commencement speakers, filling in for a last-minute cancellation.

New Yorkers rose to the challenge magnificently, giving fantastic exhortations that were moral, inspirational, and heartfelt in equal measure. This is 3:37 of video that will restore your faith in humanity.

Commencement Speaker Needed
[Charlie/Improv Everywhere]

(Thanks, Charlie!)