May 4 was a good day for the Griffith family.
Heather Griffith captured the heartwarming moment her son Keith, who has Down syndrome, discovered that he had been accepted into college!
“I made it!” Keith happily revealed after opening a letter from the University of Southern Alabama. The recent high school graduate will attend the school's Passage USA certificate program beginning in August.
According to the university's website, the program helps students achieve their goals "through person-centered planning, learning, and further developing independent living skills, work skills, social skills, and self-determination."
My sweet boy received his letter from USA today!!! He is now a college man… 😀He may have cried a little!
Posted by Heather M Griffith on Thursday, May 4, 2017
After reading the good news, Keith shed a few tears as he hugged his mom, who exclaimed, "I'm so proud of you!"
"My sweet boy received his letter from USA today!!!" Heather captioned the clip on Facebook. "He is now a college man. He may have cried a little!" The video has since been viewed almost 100,000 times, and people from all over the world have commented on the post.
"Would just like to wish Keith all the best of luck (from Scotland) on his college placement. This is one of the most amazing and inspirational videos I have seen. You all must be so proud. And well done Mum and Dad on raising such an amazing young man," one person wrote. Another added, "Congratulations Keith!! This video hit me right in the feels. Thank you for sharing this video with the world. I hope Keith has the time of his life. Keep up the great work buddy."
According to Fox 10 TV, Keith was crowned Prom King at his high school and served as the bowling team captain. One of his former classmates will also be joining him at USA in the fall. Heather said she's happy to "have been able to touch so many people," with his story.