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Special Olympics athlete gets emotional after being accepted into college: 'Good job, buddy'

A man who seems like a teacher tells him, 'Steve, we got some information. I need you to read something for me, ok?' He responds, 'Alright.'

Special Olympics athlete gets emotional after being accepted into college: 'Good job, buddy'
Cover Image Source: Instagram/ @sonorthamerica

Some moments are unforgettable and can be cherished for a long time. For some, it is the birth of their child, their marriage, or getting into the college or university they always wanted. One such heartwarming moment was posted on Instagram by @sonorthamerica. Steven is a Special Olympic athlete and admission into a good college meant a lot to him. In the video, a man who seems like a teacher tells him, "Steve, we got some information. I need you to read something for me, ok?" He responds, "Alright." 

Image Source: Instagram/@sonorthamerica
Image Source: Instagram/@sonorthamerica

 

He shows him where to start reading. "Dear Steven Russell, welcome to Kennesaw, we are pleased to inform you that your application for admission for fall to 'The Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth' was recommended to the office of undergrad assignment," reads Steven. He continues, "that, you are admitted as a student to the academic, social, and career.." In the video, Steven can be seen bending down and feeling emotional. Meanwhile, people around him start clapping for him and shouting, "Way to go Stephen!" "Good job, buddy!"

Image Source: Instagram/@sonorthamerica
Image Source: Instagram/@sonorthamerica

 

The video has more than 17.5k views and is captioned, "The @kennesawstateuniversity #college #acceptance reaction vid you NEED to see today 🥹 @specialolympicsga @specialolympics." Many could resonate with Steven and how he felt at that moment. "I don’t know this young man and I’m crying! Keep going, you got this! May God protect you and give you the strength to achieve all your goals! Congratulations!," commented @yesthisis_sari. @joshua_romano_ wrote, "Steven told me he’d get in and I honestly didn’t believe him. Way to prove me wrong!!" @notstacyzmom_ expressed, "Yesssss Steven!!!! You better let them know!!! I don't even know you and I am so proud of you!

If there is any kind of Gofundme for Steven pls let me know!" @courtlangelotti pointed out, "I’m crying!!! So well deserved! Congratulations, Steven!!!!" @mrdetailz wrote, "Congrats Steven! Hope you go extremely far in life and find joy in your school every day!"

Image Source: Instagram/@sonorthamerica
Image Source: Instagram/@sonorthamerica

 

The same video was also posted on Twitter by @GoodNewsCorres1. It is captioned, "Special Olympics athlete is brought to tears when he finds out he was accepted to college. Great job Steven!!!" @BuffCheeseTrade commented, "Congratulations to this young man and his family. Kudos and thanks to all that support him! This post made my day." @JonWils92557420 wrote, "Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing." @LorraineNether4 expressed, "That ROCKS!"



 

 

In a similarly inspiring story, another boy who never let disability come in the way of his dreams was Matthew Myslenski. He was born with cerebral palsy and got accepted into Harvard University. In a viral video, he and his twin sister, Magdalena, are seen checking the status of his application on a laptop. The moment they see that he has been accepted, Matthew can't stop laughing and Magdalena can't believe her eyes and keeps saying, "No Way! No Way!" in excitement. 

Image Source: YouTube | Woodstock Academy - North Campus
Image Source: YouTube | Woodstock Academy - North Campus

 

Matthew said, “I was completely in shock. “I think it was just one of the best moments in my life,” as reported by TODAY. Magdalena believes that it's all her brother's hard work that has paid off. She said, "I get so excited every time I get to talk about it because Matthew worked so hard for this."



 

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