Video of a Georgia teacher learning about the death of music legend Prince went viral Thursday.
The footage, posted online by a student at Banneker High School, captured Matthew Patterson's raw emotion as he learned about the musician's death.
“It hit me like a ton of bricks,” Patterson told the New York Daily News.
“I’ve been listening to Prince since I was 7. … I must’ve spent thousands and thousands of hours listening to Prince. I was just a huge fan," he added.
The video was posted to Twitter where it went viral, amassing more than 40,000 retweets in just hours. Many reacted to the video on social media.
We are all this teacher. https://t.co/fM2iGHKWG7— Meredith Frost (@Meredith Frost)1461284376.0
I just can't even bring myself to listen to his music yet. This is the world right now >>> https://t.co/SvRNZeaMnz— Ghostpoet (@Ghostpoet)1461267176.0
Teacher of the Year https://t.co/Z19TNf374a— Phil Barber (@Phil Barber)1461266679.0
i've never been so confident that a total stranger is a good teacher before in my life. https://t.co/wXqHpa7AvS— Alan Pyke (@Alan Pyke)1461265857.0
Prince was found dead in his Minnesota estate by authorities Thursday morning. The cause of death is still unknown.
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