American teen gets into Harvard, sweeps internet with his priceless reaction

The video has become a social media hit and has been viewed over 6.7 million times, 172,949 people have retweeted it and 516,406 have liked it.

education Updated: Dec 15, 2017 16:36 IST
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If you want to know how it feels when someone is over the moon, here’s a video you cannot miss.

Ayrton Little, a 16-year-old boy from Louisiana, found out that he has been accepted to Harvard University and he could not contain his happiness. He shared the video of the moment on Twitter on December 12.

Little wearing a Harvard sweatshirt is seen jumping off his feet in the video, which is making the round of the internet, and embracing his friends after they discover the news of his admission.

Little is the student of TM Landry College in Breaux Bridge that has been sending one student to Harvard consecutively for the past three years. And that was the reason behind the bunch of students chanting “three-peat” in the video.

He plans to study math and computer science in his graduation and wants to open “a nonprofit to help children from my community gets to the position that I’m currently in”, he told HuffPost.

It was a time for double cheer for Little’s family as his older brother Alex was accepted to Stanford last week.

Ever since Little revealed his admission to Harvard on social media, he has been getting wishes from everywhere. Not only that, he even got his first job offer.

“So amazing. Congrats! Hit me up when you graduate and are ready to work at Google. :)”, Ryan Wyatt, head of gaming at YouTube, commented on Little’s post.

American professional basketball player Jeremy Lin also wished Little.

“This is legit!! Congrats Ayrton...awesome story of someone chasing their dreams, pursuing education and turning a blindeye to the haters!” Lin posted on Twitter.

Little’s video has become a social media hit and has been viewed over 6.7 million times, 172,949 people have retweeted it and 516,406 have liked it.

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 16:10 IST