OXON HILL, Md. — Jacob Williamson captured h-e-a-r-t-s at the National Spelling Bee finals.
The 15-year-old was confident, enthusiastic and wore his emotions on his sleeve — the perfect ingredients for a viral video.
“I know it! I know it! I totally know it!” he said when he was given the word “kabaragoya” (a large lizard native to Asia).
His excitement made viewers smile — and then cringe when he misspelled the word with a C instead of a K.
His reaction to learning his mistake was a stunned, “What!?”
The video of his final mistake has made Williamson an Internet sensation.