Impressive Kid Inventor Can't Help But Get Emotional Meeting His Hero Tim Cook

"I know a lot of people want to work for you, so here's my résumé."

Earlier this year, an inspiring 12-year-old inventor, Alex Knoll, appeared on The Ellen Show to tell DeGeneres about an app he was working on: the Ability App.

The lifesaving app "helps people with disabilities find disability friendly employment, service providers and features at specific locations," according to its website. DeGeneres offered to help Knoll develop the Ability App by offering him a check for $25,000 and the opportunity to work with her team. 


Now, in his second appearance on the show, Knoll says he has been working all summer with DeGeneres' team. He thanks her for helping turn his dream into a reality, too. 

With that, DeGeneres explains how she sent Knoll to his first Apple Keynote event, where Knoll had the opportunity to speak with his hero, Apple CEO Tim Cook. In a video from the event, Knoll can't help but become emotional meeting Cook, and, quite frankly, it's making us tear up, too.

"I know a lot of people want to work for you, so here's my résumé as well," Knoll tells Cook, handing him a résumé after talking about the Ability App. 

"We'd love to have you at Apple," Cook says. "Ellen, you've found a great one here," he adds, turning to the camera and giving Knoll a hug. 

We think Knoll's future is incredibly bright, and we can wait to see what he does next! 

Check out more in the full video below:


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