Any day with a set of Legos is a good day for 11-year-old James Groccia of Boylston.
That simple philosophy was demonstrated in a homemade YouTube video that has now gone viral. In the video, the fifth-grader reacts with unfettered joy when he opens a mysterious package and finds it contains a rare Lego set: the Emerald Night Train.
“Yessss! The Emerald Night Train! I finally have it! Whoooooo!” James shouts, grinning ear-to-ear, jumping up and down, and happily waving the box above his head. By Wednesday afternoon, the video had been viewed more than 1,040,000 times.
To understand his joy, you need to know that James, a rosy-cheeked kid with braces and infectious smile, had been pining for the Emerald Night Train for more than two years. He is such an aficionado that he can recite serial numbers off an endless list of Lego specialty sets.
James, who has Asperger’s syndrome, first asked his parents, Jay and Karen Groccia, if he could get the $100 set when he was 8 years old.
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