Every year when high school seniors rejoice the moment they find out they’ve been accepted into the college of their choice.
For one high school senior in Louisiana, that moment was caught on a video that went viral – and showed the world that hard work really does pay off.
Brenden Gauthier learned the fate for his education last week, when Cornell University sent acceptance letters to its early applicants.
In the video, Gauthier’s peers and mentors surround him, peering over his shoulder for a glimpse of the screen as he checks his application status on his laptop.
When the moment comes, dozens of people “shush” each other and prep to film Gauthier’s reaction on their cellphones.
Then, once it’s clear Gauthier is heading to the school of his dreams, dozens of people erupt in excitement – jumping up and down and screaming as Gauthier gives one of his mentors a hug.
The video, posted by TM Landry College Prep in Beaux Bridge, soon went viral – garnering more than 2.6 million views.
Cornell University is ranked the 15th best college in the nation and accepts less than 15 percent of its applicants, TM Landry College Prep wrote in the caption.
Congratulations to Gauthier and all the other high school seniors who receive acceptance letters in the coming months!