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Candidate For Sainthood? Student Asks “What Floor?” In Elevator

Candidate For Sainthood? Student Asks “What Floor?” In Elevator

JesuitsService October 18, 2018 The New England Classic

90 ST. THOMAS MORE ROAD — Known for her involvement in community service clubs such as 4Boston and Pulse, sophomore Ashini Anand has established... Candidate For Sainthood? Student Asks “What Floor?” In Elevator

90 ST. THOMAS MORE ROAD — Known for her involvement in community service clubs such as 4Boston and Pulse, sophomore Ashini Anand has established a charitable reputation around campus. This past Friday, she elevated her behavior to near-sainthood when she asked classmate Valentina D’Agostino (MCAS ‘21) “What floor?” upon entering the same elevator.

This act of Christian charity had come at the end of a challenging day according to D’Agostino, who cited a failed quiz that she had prepared for only by praying, and a fellow student that mistakenly called her “Valerie” in passing.

After the incident, D’Agostino reportedly tweeted at Pope Francis about making Anand a saint, noting the rarity of seeing such altruism on Boston College’s campus. The Pope declined to make a comment and blocked D’Agostino on all forms of social media.

When asked if she was disappointed about the slim chances of becoming the first living saint, Anand revealed that she was a staunch atheist and that she had “just done what anyone would have done.” Anand later added that she “still thought it was a shitty move to take the elevator to the second floor.”  

Despite the Pope’s and Anand’s unfavorable responses, D’Agostino remained unperturbed, stating that her super Italian great-grandmother definitely has connections at the Vatican she can utilize.

At press time, Anand was seen writing handwritten thank you notes to all of her bus drivers.