The 5-year-old boy who became an instant celebrity after a YouTube video surfaced of him crying because he was "too small" to be governor of New Jersey is about to get his wish.
Per the Associated Press, Gov. Chris Christie will sign a proclamation Wednesday naming Jesse Koczon the state's honorary governor for the day.
The video, which was shot in November 2009, shows Koczon weeping after his parents took him and his twin brother, Brandon, with them as they voted in New Jersey's gubernatorial election.
When Koczon's mother, Dawn, asks her son why he's so upset, Koczon, who was 4 at the time, grows visibly verklempt. "Cause I want to be governor, and I can't!" he weeps. Asked why, Koczon answers, "Because I'm too small!"
His father, Jon, interjects to ask who the governor of California is. As Koczon tearfully peers out the window, his brother Brandon pipes up. "Arnold Schwarzenegger," he says, beaming.
You can watch the video after the jump:
The clip, which was awarded $10,000 on America's Funniest Home videos in December, resurfaced last month and quickly went viral, landing Koczon on TV and branding him a YouTube sensation.
Even Christie enjoyed the video. "Don't worry, Jesse," Christie said in a message on Twitter. "People gave plenty of reasons why I couldn't be governor, though being small wasn't one of them."
(Screenshot of Jesse Koczon via YouTube)