Tom Corby is a history teacher at New Egypt High School in New Egypt, New Jersey. He’s also a big fan of the award-winning musical, Hamilton, but hasn’t been able to get his hands on tickets.
The moment Mr. Corby received his tickets was captured on video: We talked to your wife, the date is clear!” a student is heard saying.
Corby held back tears, visibly moved that he would finally get to see the famous musical in person.
The video has since gone viral, even catching the attention of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter: “Great job kids,” he wrote. “Enjoy, Mr. Corby.”
Making your teacher cry happy tears is SO many bonus points for The Good Place.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 11, 2019
Great job Hanna, great job kids. Enjoy, Mr. Corby. https://t.co/hcN8qcwzeg
Mr. Corby still seemed stunned when he spoke with Inside Edition:
“You can see my reaction at the point is like unbelievable, I was at a loss for words that they would do something like this,” Corby explained. “It was mesmerizing. I appreciate it so much.”
Hanna Downs, the student who filmed the now viral video, chipped in: “When we were able to give it to him some of us cried, we were just so excited like how happy he was.
“He does so much for us,” she went on. “And this was our way to pay him back.”
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Our history teacher Mr. Corby has entered the @HamiltonMusical lottery everyday for the past few years without luck so our class pitched in to get him tickets to see the show. He is super excited!!! @Lin_Manuel pic.twitter.com/LFBnDyZv36— Hanna (@hannadowns76) June 10, 2019