CHICAGO (CBS)– A mom in the southwest suburbs came up with a way to celebrate graduating seniors.

She encouraging community members to adopt a senior.

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Parents can post pictures of their grads, along with the student’s accomplishments. Then a community member volunteers to adopt them. The sponsor can send anything from a congratulatory card to a gift basket.

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The mom who organized the program, Shawn Burgher, told CBS 2 she wants to give all the seniors a virtual hug and say, “hey, we’re here with you, we support you.”

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So far, more than 60 seniors have been adopted.