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A Teen's Day Was Made When He Ran Into His Mythbusting Idol

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This is Thomas Drummey, a fifteen old high school student living in Vermont.

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At only 15 Drummey has shown he has a lot of talent as an inventor; he has made gadgets ranging from an apple pressing machine to a long range golf ball launcher. Most recently, he has been busy drawing blueprints to build something pretty spectacular.

"I am building an exoskeleton for my neighbor," Drummey explained, "He is a farmer who lost the muscles in his right forearm and bicep; this made it impossible for him to lift milk buckets and operate farm machinery. The brace I am designing will replace the muscles he has lost."
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"I am building an exoskeleton for my neighbor," Drummey explained, "He is a farmer who lost the muscles in his right forearm and bicep; this made it impossible for him to lift milk buckets and operate farm machinery. The brace I am designing will replace the muscles he has lost."

Drummey and his father were spending their Saturday morning buying materials at Brown and Roberts Hardware Store when suddenly he recognized a face waiting in line ahead of him. It was Mythbuster host/producer Adam Savage. Savage and his son were in Vermont as a stop on their vacation.

"I couldn't believe it was him," Drummey said, "I was so excited and nervous to talk to him. I didn't want to impose, especially since he was with his son. But he was so nice and very friendly. He asked me what I was using the materials for and seemed genuinely interested in what I was doing."
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"I couldn't believe it was him," Drummey said, "I was so excited and nervous to talk to him. I didn't want to impose, especially since he was with his son. But he was so nice and very friendly. He asked me what I was using the materials for and seemed genuinely interested in what I was doing."

They parted ways and Drummey thought it was the end of a great day until he got home and found a tweet Savage wrote about him.

When Drummey saw the tweet, he instantly freaked out. "I screamed so loud and told everyone I knew! I couldn't believe that he actually wrote about me."
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When Drummey saw the tweet, he instantly freaked out. "I screamed so loud and told everyone I knew! I couldn't believe that he actually wrote about me."

Drummey messaged Savage afterwards and, as of right now, he hasn't responded but Drummey remains hopeful that he will.

"I really hopes he considers helping me with my exoskeleton. That would be so awesome!"
Maureen Drummey / Via facebook.com

"I really hopes he considers helping me with my exoskeleton. That would be so awesome!"

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