Heartwarming moment boy, 16, erupts with joy at Harvard acceptance

16-year-old Louisiana high school senior Ayrton Little got accepted into the college of his dreams Harvard University

16-year-old Louisiana high school senior Ayrton Little got accepted into the college of his dreams Harvard University

The video had been viewed 5.5 million times at the time this article was published. In the video, the room erupts with pure joy and celebration as soon as word of Little's acceptance gets out, with his classmates jumping and screaming around him and almost a full minute of hugs, chanting, jumping and congratulations.

Ayrton Little, 16, is a student of at the private TM Landry College Prep in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Little spoke to Boston radio station WBUR Wednesday and explained who were each of the people celebrating in the video.

Little attends T.M. Landry College Preparatory in Breaux Bridge, La., and judging from the school's description it's brutal - but you can't deny the results. "Those goals we set for each other kind of caused us to become real competitive and push each other to do the best we can", said Alex, of his and his brother's success. I got accepted to Harvard at 16!

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Wearing a hoodie from his dream school and surrounded by classmates, friends and family, Ayrton and the crowd jumped for joy as he opened the acceptance letter on a laptop.

"I think part of it is that he's 16", he said. It wasn't just Ayrton's accomplishment or my accomplishment.

Little then took the celebration over to social media, where even a few celebrities chimed in to share in the excitement. His goal is to work on Wall Street and open a non-profit to help children from his community get to the position that he is now in.

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