A 7-year-old boy recently decided to dress up as his new hero, Amanda Gorman, and not only is it the cutest thing ever...
But Amanda herself responded to him in the best possible way!
Scroll on to check it out...
Now, twenty-two-year-old Amanda Gorman is an exceptional young woman.
Born in Los Angeles in 1998, Amanda was raised by her mom, Dr. Joan Wicks, a 6th-grade English teacher with her 2 siblings.
She has a twin sister, who is also an activist.
Growing up, Amanda actually had a speech impediment...
Which lead her to participate in speech therapy during school.
She told The Harvard Gazette in 2018: "I always saw it as a strength because since I was experiencing these obstacles in terms of my auditory and vocal skills, I became really good at reading and writing. I realized that at a young age when I was reciting the Marianne Deborah Williamson quote that 'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure' to my mom."
Amanda attended New Roads, a private school in Santa Monica, for grades K–12...
And as a senior, she received a Milken Family Foundation college scholarship.
After graduating, Amanda focused solely on her activism and art...
The majority of which focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora.
In 2016, Amanda founded the nonprofit organization One Pen One Page, a youth writing and leadership program...
And in 2017, she became the first author to be featured on XQ Institute's Book of the Month, a monthly giveaway to share inspiring Gen Z's favorite books.
She also became the first youth poet to open the literary season for the Library of Congress, and she has read her poetry on MTV.
The young woman has spoken of her ambitions to even run for president one day...
On being selected as one of Glamour magazine's 2018 "College Women of the Year," she said:
"Seeing the ways that I, as a young black woman, can inspire people is something I want to continue in politics. I don't want to just speak words; I want to turn them into realities and actions."
So as you can see...
Amanda has already achieved so much and she isn't planning on stopping any time soon!
The activist rose to fame earlier this year when she recited a poem at President Biden's inauguration...
Gaining herself millions of fans worldwide.
She's an inspiration and a role model to so many children and young people...
Including 7-year-old Jeremy Rowan, a young boy who was transfixed by Amanda's inauguration recital.
Jeremy's mom, Kimberly, took to Twitter recently to share her son's unique outfit idea for "Dress as Your Idol Day" during a virtual school session at Thousand Oaks Elementary in California...
Last year’s Little League season ended after a single practice. My son came home with a very clean uniform that never saw a game. Today, we dusted them off for the first day of “Spring Training”. [1/3] pic.twitter.com/SYEkhXnHaj— Kimberly Rowan (@KimberlyRowan) February 24, 2021
And the internet went wild over how adorable he looked!
This boy’s choice makes my eyes tear with happiness. What a sweet, wise child.— V. Hare (@hareme2) March 22, 2021
This is without a doubt the most precious and heartwarming thing that I’ve seen in a long time. The attention to detail with the clip on earrings too 😭😭 good job mom for raising him to have female role models— anna (@agspeed226) March 22, 2021
This literally brought tears to my eyes. Children really are our teachers if only we would listen. ❤️ thank you Mom for allowing him to be self expressed!— JL (@LikkleJudy) March 22, 2021
Just showed this pic to a friend who immediately guessed who his idol is! ❤️✨ What a joyful post!— Caitlin Hawekotte (@CateHawekotte) March 22, 2021
This has to be one of the sweetest photos I've ever seen.— Bianca Martin ~Centering Black Joy~ (@wBiancaMartin) March 24, 2021
What a novel thought that inspiration doesn't have to be limited by social constructs! We call all be inspired by one another! 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿— Spirit, PhD, LPC, NCC (@talk2spirit) March 22, 2021
He's really cute. Must have really a great and awesome parent. If we can be like kids, we'll be better in this our world.— Darko (@Darko96768998) March 22, 2021
While some kids would choose a Kardashian. This kids going to be special, just like Amanda Gorman— NZdeb (@n_zdeb) March 22, 2021
My heart, my eyes, goosebumps… It’s just so pure and precious. 🥰🥰🥰— K (@Sonic_Goddess) March 22, 2021
Love this 💙 I have a feeling that this little guy is going to do some amazing things in his lifetime. Great choice for your idol. ❤️— Gina Marie 🦋🐬🐈 (@joescutie) March 23, 2021
Kimberly explained to PopSugar that Jeremy's school had a virtual spirit week - which included themes such as crazy hair day and pajama day - to give the kids a sense of connection.
"One day was 'Dress as Your Idol Day' and at the same time, their teacher was working with them on a writing unit focussed on biographies. Students were writing biographies on amazing figures such as Michelle Obama, Ruby Bridges, Mae Jemison, and, of course, Amanda."
Because Jeremy had recently gotten an introduction to American politics in class, he quickly became more interested in Amanda, who is the first person to ever be named National Youth Poet Laureate.
"His class studied the electoral college, the importance of voting, and the presidential oath in advance of the presidential election," shared Kimberly.
"Then they watched the inauguration together as a class via Zoom and the kids were all floored by Amanda's performance."
When it came time to choose who Jeremy was doing his biography project on, Amanda was the logical answer and he decided to take it a step further by dressing up as her.
"He said he was dressing as Amanda since he was really enjoying reading her biography and writing a report about her life and poetry," said Kimberly.
"When it came to finding the outfit, he knew right where to look in his closet, the costume box (that's where he found the clip-on pirate earring and the Oscar trophy!), and beyond. He had a blast coming up with the costume, and 'playing the part' because he really looks up to Amanda - she is such a strong youth leader and role model."
Here's Jeremy's incredible outfit...
This little guy chose to dress as Amanda Gorman for “Dress as Your Idol” day at (remote) school. Thank you @TheAmandaGorman for inspiring all of our children to change the world! pic.twitter.com/2pYKUjhOQW— Kimberly Rowan (@KimberlyRowan) March 22, 2021
And all we can say is... amazing.
The photo of Jeremy has been liked more than 33,000 times on Twitter...
And unbelievably so, Amanda herself decided to reach out and send Jeremy and his mom a sweet message!
Retweeting the adorable snap, Amanda wrote, "When I dress up as my idol I have to dress up as him!"
When I dress up as my idol I have to dress up as him! https://t.co/oitNAsEC9V— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) March 22, 2021
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