First Sebastien de la Cruz was bashed on Twitter, then the Internet rushed to his defense. But on Thursday night he stole the heart of a country looking for a hero.
Then San Antonio Mayor and fellow Mexican-American Julian Castro introduced him, while standing next to his wife.
Everyone was pretty much in agreement that they had witnessed greatness.
Well, almost everyone.
Whatever, 10-year-old Sebastien brushed off the haters, one more is no big.
Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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