It was a made for TV moment.
Actor Hudson Yang of Fresh off the Boat fame today shared the exact moment he learned he had gotten into Harvard.
Yang accessed the Harvard website on his phone as someone recorded the anticipated decision.
The 17-year old actor read his acceptance aloud as he learned for the first time he would be joining the Harvard class of 2025 under its early admit program.
Blogger and dad Jeff Yang shared in the moment on a live stream while his mom waited in anticipation with her son for the decision.
“It’s here. It’s on my phone,” Hudson said after he successfully accessed the website.
“Oh my God. Oh my God, here he goes,” his mom said with an understandable quiver.
“Congratulations, I’m delighted to inform you the committee has admitted you to the Harvard class of 2025 in the early admit program,” Hudson screamed as he read the notification and raised his arms in celebration.
“Oh my God, Oh my God,” Hudson and his mom screamed in unison.
“My mom’s crying,” Hudson declared as he walked over to give her a hug.
“I’m so proud, and so happy and so shocked. I’m shaking,” Hudson said.
“We did it, Jeff,” Hudson’s mom declared.
Fans of Fresh Off the Boat have seen Hudson grow up in his six years on the program. It was like we were all his parents.
The Wrap recalls that on the TV show back in February, his TV mom Jessica, as played by Constance Wu, ruined her sons chances to get into the Ivy League school due to her overwhelming helicopter mom presence during Eddie’s in-person interview with a school rep, as played by Andy Richter.
No doubt, Jessica would approve of his acceptance.
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