Teen With Down Syndrome Gets His First Job and Has Priceless Reaction

Ben Sunderman is a 19-year-old with Down syndrome from McKinney, Texas. Using a program called Project Search that helps young adults with disabilities find jobs after high school, Sunderman landed an internship at an Embassy Suites hotel in Frisco, Texas, ABC News reported.

When he gets his acceptance letter in the video below, he insists on reading the entire thing before celebrating. Then, when he gets to the end, his reaction is priceless.

I get it!” he says in the video. “I get a job!”

Watch the video below to share in Ben Sunderman’s joy:


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