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‘They said yes?’ An exceptionally heartwarming college acceptance letter

‘They said yes?’ An exceptionally heartwarming college acceptance letter

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE: Rion Holcombe gets the letter of a lifetime. Photo: YouTube

When a 20-year-old South Carolina man received an acceptance letter from Clemson University, it was extra special and his parents caught his reaction on tape.

The moment Rion Holcombe – who has Down syndrome – realizes he will be attending college in the fall through the ClemsonLIFE program is a must-watch.

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