Abigail Mack is attending Harvard University in the fall. While getting accepted to the prestigious college is a huge accomplishment in and of itself, she’s also gained attention for her poignant application essay about losing her mom to cancer. She shared the content of her essay on TikTok, and it has since gone viral, racking up millions of likes and views on her four-part video series.
“I hate the letter ‘S,'” she begins her essay. “Of the 164,777 words with ‘S,’ I only grapple with one. To condemn an entire letter because of its use .0006 percent of the time sounds statistically absurd, but that one case changed 100 percent of my life. I used to have two parents, but now I have one, and the ‘S’ in ‘parents’ isn’t going anywhere.”
Check out the first part in the clip below: