Harvard University as awarded the talk show guru, Oprah Winfrey an honorary doctorate.
The media mogul was deeply touched by the commendation as she accepted the law degree with tears brimming in her eyes on the famous campus grounds in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The honour was bestowed upon the 59-year-old talk show host just hours before she was scheduled to give the featured commencement speech for the graduating class of 2013.
She was led President Obama’s good friend and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates.
The billionaire brandished an irrepressible grin as she was paraded through the legendary Harvard Yard while both Ivy League professors and graduating students snapped mementos of the celebrity – who was dressed in the schools iconic.
And just moments before she was granted the coveted diploma, Oprah displayed her celebratory spirit by giving Boston Mayor Thomas Menino a high five as he too was about receive his own doctor of laws.