In a brilliantly timed Throwback Thursday post, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has posted a video (where else however on Facebook) demonstrating the exact moment he discovered he got into Harvard about 15 years prior. Famously a Harvard dropout, Mr Zuckerberg will give the commencement speech at the college’s upcoming graduation ceremony on May 25. He’ll even be getting an honorary degree. Mr Zuckerberg, who was part of Harvard’s class of 2006, dropped out to found Facebook, now the world’s biggest social networking platform.
“My father took this video when I got accepted to Harvard. Next week I’m going back for commencement to get my degree,” the 33-year-old billionaire writes in a caption accompanying the video.
“Yay,” exclaims a young Mr Zuckerberg as he reads the acceptance email. He is seen wearing his trademark grey t-shirt and pajama bottoms. “I got accepted.” Fist pump.
“Are you serious?” his dad, Edward Zuckerberg, asks.
“Okay! Yes! Great,” he says as he high-fives his son.
He goes ahead to present his child as one of the newest members of Harvard’s class of 2006.
Mr Zuckerberg was admitted to Harvard in 2002. He dropped out in 2004.
“Before I headed off to college, my mother bet me I’d drop out and my younger sister bet me she’d finish college before me. I bet them I’d get a degree. Presently I suppose the cycle is complete,” Mr Zuckerberg writes in the comments section on Facebook.
In the 12 hours since it was uploaded on Facebook, the clip, a little over a minute long, has been seen more than 3.5 million times. It has gathered more than 260,000 reactions and been shared more than 12,000 times.
Take a look at some of the reactions to the video:
In March, Mr Zuckerberg featured in this hilarious video with an equally famous Harvard dropout: Microsoft founder Bill Gates.