Listen, we all need a reason to smile every now and then - and this story is pretty much guaranteed to make you grin from ear to ear. 

 

Six months ago, 11-year-old Efraín Delgado became the first in his family to finish primary school.

 

Every single day, Efraín walked more than an hour to get to his school in a village in Argentina, accompanied by his supportive grandfather, Ángel. 

 

The amazing story went viral recently, after a heartwarming picture of Efraín and his grandad made the rounds online.

 

The photo shows Efraín and Ángel crying after the graduation service for the young boy – who is a member of the Toba indigenous community.

 

The image was shared on Twitter, by the nephew of the teacher awarding the diploma, and has been retweeted more than 22,000 times. 

 

 

And as if that wasn't enough to make you smile on this sunny Friday, the family now, they have more reason to celebrate.

 

According to Misiones Online, the outstanding young boy, who had the highest grades in his class, has received a scholarship to make it possible for him to continue his education.

 

ALL. THE. FEELS. 

 

The scholarship is awarded to Argentine students in all levels of education. Efraín said he’d use the scholarship, worth more than $1,000, to buy books and other tools for school.

 

Hugo Baricheval, the director of the No. 23 school in Pampa Chica, has also provided support to the young boy along the way.

 

Last year, he wanted to help the student get a bicycle because his new school is even further away, which he did eventually receive.

 

Hopefully, with this money, Efraín’s will get one step closer to his goals.

 

We're not crying, you are. 

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