An African-American teenager from Louisiana broke into screams of joy as he found out he had been accepted into Harvard University.
Ayrton Little, 16, is a student of at the private TM Landry College Prep in Opelousas, Louisiana. The video shows a group of classmates surrounding him as he opened the acceptance letter from the Ivy League college.
As the teenager found out he secured early admission for Harvard's Class of 2022, he got so excited that he literally jumped out of his chair in joy and screamed. His classmates also joined him in the celebration that followed.
The entire scene was captured on camera and Little has since gone viral for his enthusiastic reaction.
The footage showed Little sitting in front of a laptop wearing a Harvard hoodie. As he looked in the laptop screen, he continuously tapped his fingers on the touchpad. Then, in a matter of seconds, Little jumped out of his chair in excitement.
The camera then pulled back and showed a wider scene of the room where Little and his friends could be seen jumping and screaming in delight.
Little became the third student from the school accepted to the Ivy League.
“Harvard has always been my dream school. It still haven’t been calm since my brother’s acceptance Friday, but my brother and I realized that we have done the impossible. Many of my classmates are also getting their decisions this week. I honestly don’t know when the excitement will die down at this point,” the teenager told Huffington Post.
He also added he plans to study math and computer science and hopes to “find a job on Wall Street with the intention of opening a nonprofit to help children from my community get to the position that I'm currently in.”
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