Friends, if this doesn’t convince you that reading is cool, we don’t know what to tell you.
A young scholar at Britt David Magnet Academy in Columbus, Georgia is delighting the internet this week after he got the VIP treatment at the school’s annual “Millionaire Bash.” To be VIPs, students must read one million words throughout the school year.
And this kid (along with two others) did the damn thing, as evidenced by the photos his uncle shared on Twitter.
Shoutout to my nephew. His school had a “millionaire bash” for the kids that read over a million words in the school year. Celebs for a day. pic.twitter.com/hy40v5OzKP
— Maurrr (@HeatnBuckeyes) May 3, 2017
On Twitter, people congratulated the young reader on his outfit, his studiousness, and, of course, his attitude. All well-deserved, of course: this child is a living, breathing sunglasses emoij.
@HeatnBuckeyes his outfit is everything…no pictures no pictures please! wave to the camera.
— Bad & Bigen (@liyabadiya) May 5, 2017
@HeatnBuckeyes if public schools did this more often i woulda been proud to be nerdy 👍
— Sex Drugs Soundwaves (@cosmic_kamikaze) May 5, 2017
And let’s not forget that reading one million words is no easy feat. As The Daily Dot points out, it’s roughly the length of the first three books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. And the Harry Potter series — all seven books of it — contains 1,084,170 words.
What we’re getting at here is … this kid deserves the celebrity treatment.