Ayrton Little sits in front of his laptop, wearing a Harvard hoodie and surrounded by a crowd of classmates. The 16-year-old doesn’t say a word as he continually checks the screen. Suddenly, he jumps out of his seat and screams with joy. The whole room cheers and embraces him.
Since it was posted on Twitter Tuesday, the video that captured the moment Little learned he had been accepted to Harvard University has already garnered more than 5 million views and 146,000 retweets.
The official Harvard admissions account even took notice.
Congratulations and welcome to Harvard, Ayrton! ?
— Harvard Admissions (@applytoharvard) December 13, 2017
The 16-year-old from Louisiana skipped a grade, according to WBUR. His brother, Alex Little, is also a senior at TM Landry College Preparatory. Alex posted a similar video after he got into Stanford last week.
— Alex Tha Great (@thealexlittle_) December 9, 2017