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School boy from viral interview talks to reporter after two years

LOS ANGELES: Two years ago, Andrew Macias went viral after appearing on the local news on his first day of preschool.


The then-4-year-old  school boy spoke to KTLA News reporter Courtney Friel as he was heading to City Terrace Elementary School in Los Angeles.

Andrew said he was excited about school, and when Friel asked him if he would miss his mom, he initially said no and laughed a little but then burst into tears.

The interaction swept the social media sphere, and Friel took a lot of heat for asking the question.

Fortunately, the little boy’s mom, Patricia, was right there off-screen to comfort him.

Now, two years later, Andrew and Friel reunited to talk about his viral fame and first day of first grade.

The 6-year-old said he sometimes gets recognized for the interview, which has become a meme.

The clip was used in an eBay commercial and has been parodied by comedians. Andrew even appeared on weekly topical series Tosh.0.

During his most recent KTLA interview, Friel again asked Andrew the fateful question, “Are you gonna miss your mom?”

His response this time: Yes.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.



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