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Viral Video: Student with Down Syndrome reacts to college acceptance letter

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Screenshot from YouTube post by Susan Holcombe Screenshot from YouTube post by Susan Holcombe

A 20-year-old man with Down Syndrome learns he's been accepted to college and his reaction is priceless.

In a YouTube video, Rion Holcombe is seen opening his acceptance letter to Clemson University in South Carolina. He will join a special program called Clemson LIFE.

The video was published on Dec. 6 and already has over 880,000 views.

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Susan Holcombe, who posted the video, further explains the program in a comment:

"Thanks for the encouragement. A little explanation for those who find this perplexing....Rion was accepted into a special program called Clemson LIFE. This is an amazing two year program for a small number (15) of young adults with special needs. This isn't a program in which one can earn a degree. Right now, Clemson is one of five universities in SC with a LIFE program. I love that kids like Rion get to experience college life and this type of independence. Proud of my alma mater!"

Congratulations, Rion!

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