There are few things sweeter than proving a hater wrong. If you ask me, it's the ultimate form of revenge. Not telling them off. Not blowing up their phone with long-winded text messages about how big of a mistake they made, but by showing them, through action, that they were completely wrong about you.
And that's exactly what this college student did.
And although Reeder always believed in himself, sadly, a figure who could've been extremely influential in his life, did not.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Reeder said, "I just thought the situation of mine was ironic," and he's totally right. I mean, it doesn't get much more ironic than the dude who said you'd never graduate college looking at your success through jail bars.
"I really do appreciate all the support. It makes these last few years worth everything. I'm just a first generation college kid from Detroit trying to beat the odds. I guess people can relate to a humble beginning."
Hell yeah. (h/t buzzfeed)