CHICAGO (WLS) -- A camera was rolling when Amado Candelario found out he was accepted early at Harvard University.
The emotional video quickly went viral.
Candelario is a senior at Solorio Academy High School. He said that after growing up without a father and on Chicago's Southwest Side, he never thought this moment would come.
Candelario called his acceptance a win for "all the kids like me that think they cannot achieve greatness."
VIDEO: Chicago teen's emotional reaction to getting into Harvard
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