This teen with Down syndrome opening her college acceptance letter will make you sob tears of glory


"I got in! I'm going to college!"WATCH Rachel Grace, who has Down syndrome, open her college acceptance letter to East Stroudsburg University.

Posted by Fox News on Thursday, March 31, 2016

WARNING: Do not press play on the above video unless you have a box of tissues in hand and a strong desire to happy cry.

North Penn High School student Rachel Grace, who has Down syndrome, recently received her letter of acceptance to East Stroudsburg University.

Luckily for the rest of the world, someone caught the exact moment Rachel opened her letter and realized her dreams were coming true on camera.

With wide eyes and a face full of shock and excitement, the pure joy in her voice when she screams, "I got in! I'm going to college!" will warm even the coldest of hearts.

While being accepted to college is a monumental occasion in the life of any teenage, for Rachel, this letter meant just a little bit more.

According to WTXF, Rachel had considered four schools for those with special needs, but said she liked the idea of moving out and being independent.

She decided to take the leap and apply to ESU, and her perseverance paid off.

According to Facebook, East Stroudsburg University is just as enthusiastic about having Rachel join the class of 2020 as she was to be accepted.

The school shared the heartwarming video of her opening her acceptance letter on their page along with the message, "Welcome to ESU Rachel Grace! We are lucky to call you a Warrior!"

Sorry, we're going to need a moment.

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