Five-Year-Old YouTube Star to Be Named Honorary New Jersey Governor

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All Jesse Koczon wanted was to be governor, but at age four, everyone was telling him he was too small. It was enough to make a kid want to cry — which, thankfully for YouTube viewers, Jesse did.

After the hilarious video of Jesse went viral on YouTube and won his family $10,000 from America’s Funniest Home Videos, the littlest political campaigner got his ultimate wish. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is to sign a proclamation Wednesday that will name little Jesse as New Jersey’s honorary governor.

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Christie (or his social media crew) also offered some comfort to the now-five-year-old via Twitter: “Don’t worry Jesse, people gave plenty of reasons why I couldn’t be Governor, though being too small wasn’t one of them.”

We love this video, but NewsFeed can’t help but feeling a bit bitter. After all, if we’d known that tears was all it took to get into politics, we might have chosen an entirely different career path. (via WSJ)

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