This is the hard-working student who thanked his parents for a lifetime of support in the most amazing way.
Graphic designer Andy Evans was determined to show how much he appreciated the help of mum Jane and dad David.
And when his alternative career as a graffiti artist took off - while he was still at uni - he was secretly able to save up enough cash to pay off their mortgage.
Andy, 22, who lives in Dublin, waited until his graduation day to hand them a letter revealing seven years of debt had been paid off.
Andy, who is now one of Ireland’s most popular young graffiti artists , told the M.E.N it was always a dream to pay for the family home.
And that rare chance came after he sold some art work displayed in an exhibition.
Rather than dash out on a spending spree, or hoard the cash in a savings account, Andy’s first thought was for his parents Jane, 54, and David, 55.
Andy, who is now working part time at Dublin’s digital marketing agency Cube8, said: “My parents always supported me, my mum worked three jobs and my dad’s worked flat out to make sure we have a good life.“So it was great to be able to do something for them. I hope now they can enjoy the finer things in life.”
Andy’s fortunes took a turn three years ago, when he launched a crusade to decorate his home town of Stoke with positive message graffiti under the tag Professor Pigment.
He became known as the ‘Dub’s Banksy’ – sparking a request from the council for him to help create an arts trail, which lead to a series of sell-out exhibitions in June.
Added to his savings from freelance work, he was able to pay off the mortgage.
Andy, who lives with his girlfriend and has a studio in Dublin, added: “I think if you positive you can achieve whatever you want – that’s what I want to create artwork about.”
“I was at the street artist exhibition in September here and it was incredible to be around so many talented artists. I’m hoping I can meet lots of people here and learn and grow.”
Andy graduated from the University with a 2:1 in graphic design.