Leave it to Krispy Kreme to celebrate the class of 2020 in the sweetest way possible — with free doughnuts, of course! On Tuesday, May 19, high school and college students graduating this year can get a complimentary box of doughnuts if they show up to a participating Krispy Kreme location wearing their cap and gown, or any clothing that indicates their senior status. (Yep, even that class ring counts!) It's not just any ol' box of doughnuts though — it's the new Graduate Dozen, which features both iced and cream-filled doughnuts decorated to spell out "2020" three times.
Though grads can only score the cute box of confections for free on May 19, any parents, friends, or relatives can purchase a box from May 18-24 via drive-through or online ordering to shower their favorite senior with sugar and well-deserved congratulations. "We wish [high school and college seniors] had that moment of walking across the stage and getting their diploma," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dave Skena said in a press release, referring to widespread pandemic-related cancellations of graduation ceremonies. "We can't replace that, but we thought we could help them safely have a little fun and enjoy a special 'Graduate Dozen' on us." Aww, Dave — you're too kind!