WATCH: Sweet 7-Year-Old Boy Meets His Hero, Lester Holt

In a viral video earlier this month, one adorable 7-year-old boy made it comically clear that “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt is the only journalist worthy of his time. And on Tuesday, Holt showed his appreciation in a special way.

Jaden, who is from Portland, Oregon (and whose last name was withheld by his mother), was interviewed on Feb. 3 by KGW reporter Drew Carney alongside his cousin at Portland International Airport to talk about the winter storm that hit the city ahead of their trip to Disney World. Jaden was immediately put off that Carney wasn’t the anchor he was accustomed to watching regularly on TV with his grandmother, and promptly walked away from the interview.

“I didn’t really see you on TV that much,” Jaden said to Carney. “The brown… the Lester Holt? Usually you see him more on the news than you.”

But on Tuesday, Jaden was able to meet the reporter in person by paying a visit to the set of NBC’s “Nightly News with Lester Holt” in New York along with his family. Jaden’s mother said Holt was just one of two people of color the first grader looked up to ― the other being former President Barack Obama.

“Every day, he would watch the news and see Lester and say, ‘Looks like me, looks like me, looks like me,’” Jaden’s mother told Holt.

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Source: Black Voices | Zahara Hill