10 year old's letter to Austin meteorologist goes viral

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by ANDREW HORANSKY and JOHN GIBSON

KVUE News

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

AUSTIN -- It’s been the thank you letter read around the world. Powered by the mind of a 10-year-old, it was written for the meteorologist who visited his school.

“Thank you again for teaching us about meteorology,” Flint Myers-Harrison wrote. “You are more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a light saber for the horn riding on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on Mars while engulfed in flames.”

It doesn’t end there. 

“In case you didn’t know, that’s pretty dang sweet,” he wrote.

Never before had KVUE meteorologist Albert Ramon received such a letter. No one had. There were even pictures included.

“I shared it on my personal Facebook page, and within 24 hours it was on multiple websites,” Ramon said. “Then we started getting calls from big shows.”

Flint, the young self-proclaimed ‘ultra-overlord’ (and middle child) had gone viral.

When asked where his ideas came from, he said that he read a lot and played video games.

On Thursday his work finally paid off when he brought his mom to KVUE to reunite with his friend. Ramon and Flint took pictures and tested out the weather wall. Then, on the midday news, they discussed the reaction from family and friends.

“Most of them are really happy for me, but a couple of them are really jealous,” Flint said. “Some are better at hiding it than others.”

The fourth grader appeared to enjoy his first visit to a television station.

Just before he left, he described the experience as “pretty dang sweet.”

Click here to see a video version of Flint's letter.

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