Young Man Who Works as a Trash Collector Gets Accepted into Harvard

Young Man Who Works as a Trash Collector Gets Accepted into Harvard

- A young man who earned his living as a trash collector has achieved an academic milestone

- The unidentified man, from photos on social media, got accepted into the prestigious Harvard Law School

- His story has generated mixed reactions on social media

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Truly, no height is unattainable as long as one puts heart and efforts into it. This is the case of a trash collector who has achieved success.

The yet-to-be-identified man had strived to earn an honest living as a trash collector while keeping his academic dreams in mind and eventually, things clicked for him.

Young Man Who Works as a Trash Collector Gets Accepted into Harvard, Shows Off His Letter, Many React
Trash worker gets admitted into Harvard Law School Photo Credit: Tony Guo/LinkedIn
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He got accepted into the renowned Harvard Law School!

In a Linkedln post shared by Tony Guo celebrating the young man's success, he struck a pose with what appears to be the university's acceptance letter along with a colleague in his trash-collecting venture.

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Tony Guo captioned the post:

"No matter how tough your life is, there is always time for change."

The post got huge traction likewise mixed reactions.

Matthew Vernon thought:

"I congratulate every person who fights and struggles and can make a better life for themselves. But this is a rare anecdote.
"The reality in America is that there is limited social mobility. For every success story there are 100 worthy people who have worked hard and have not escaped poverty, class distinction, racism, gender roles etc.
"The fact is that a talented person of color has fewer opportunities than someone who is white. We have to fix our system so that this young man's success is not so rare."

Rippeto Lanette reacted:

"I appreciate the trash collectors so much. Picking up al our stink and riding on the back of those trucks during cold weather has to be horrible. In the summer I liked to wait for them to come by. I had cold bottles of water and a can of mixed nuts and Oreos for them."

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Bill McGee said:

"As an administrator in an inner city school, I had to speak to unmotivated students frequently. Many were from poor homes. Many showed little pride in their work or attendance. I use to tell my students about this fictional Trash Man who was meticulous in his work.
"So he became the best Trash man in the world. He had pride in his work and because of his efforts he was an exemplary example, he rose in the ranks and became the boss of ALL trash men, he taught them to take pride in their jobs.
"He subsequently was paid very well. This story is even better!!"

Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that a young man with the Twitter handle @Mahmoud_Damisi has shared a video of agric economics students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) celebrating their lecturer's birthday.

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During a lecture, the students burst into songs as the man stood in the aisle with a smiling face, amazed by what was going on.

With unmatchable energy, the students sang and clapped, saying: "May the good Lord bless you."

The amused lecturer kept looking at his wristwatch, perhaps a marker that he was shy or just checking time for his next class.

@Mahmoud_Damisi said the video is really a wonderful thing to see.

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Source: Briefly News

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