This 16-Year-Old's Reaction To Getting Accepted Into Harvard Has The Internet Jumping For Joy

"I've never been so proud of a stranger."

Waiting for a college admissions letter can be nerve-wracking so it's nice to be surrounded by friends or family when you get the news. When 16-year-old Ayrton Little received his acceptance letter from Harvard, he was surrounded by his classmates and teachers, and it was a good thing because the reactions were LIT. 

"All the hard work was worth it," the teen said in his now viral post, sharing the epic moment. "I got accepted to Harvard at 16!!" In the video, Little is seen on his laptop preparing to read the admissions letter while his friends hover over him awaiting the good news — Little tells A Plus this is his high school's tradition for all seniors. What happens next is a celebration too magical for words.  

Little had been accepted into Harvard's extremely competitive early- action program.  "The application was easy, but the hardest part was waiting to find out," Little told A Plus. According to the ivy institution, the school has admitted 14.5 percent of early-action applicants to the class of 2022, the same percentage as last year. Of the 6,630 students who applied through the program, only 964 were admitted.

"Most of my classmates are getting their decisions this week. I'm sure I'm going to [celebrate] with them," Little said of his celebration plans. 

The Opelousas, LA teen's video has garnered a growing number of over 120,000 likes and over 45,000 retweets. The excitement captured in that moment is so heartwarming, Twitter users from near and far, including some celebrities and potential employers, all could feel Little's pride. 

Even Harvard gave a Twitter shout-out to their new incoming student. 

Little is not the only one in his family looking forward to new horizons in the next school year, his older brother Alex Little also shared a now-viral video of him getting accepted into Stanford.

Joining in the celebration are other accepted Harvard early-action applicants. 

Congrats to the class of '22!

A Plus has reached out to Ayrton Little for comment.

Cover image via Twitter / @AyrtonLittle


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