Be Kind: Young artist receives huge surprise after painting Kamala Harris portrait

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Sunday, November 29, 2020
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An aspiring young artist received a big surprise after his painting of a very famous politician.

CALIFORNIA (WABC) -- An aspiring young artist received a big surprise after his painting of a very famous politician.

Tyler Gordon is only 14 years old, but has a gift for art.

He recently tweeted a time lapse video of him painting a portrait of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, asking his followers to "please retweet" and tag her so that she can see it.

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More than 13,000 retweets later, Gordon's wish came true.

The Vice President-elect reached out to Gordon in a phone call, leaving the teen stunned.

"You know it's a very special thing to be an artist like you are, it's a gift you give so many people," Harris said.

Harris told Gordon that she hopes to meet him in person.

Gordon says he's driven to paint whenever someone inspires him.

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