Joshua Trump, an 11-year-old who was bullied because of his surname, was among the guests at the annual State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night.
The schoolboy, who had to drop out of school because of the abuse and told his mother he had lost the will to live, was invited to the speech by First Lady Melania Trump.
But achieving national fame was never the goal for the sixth-grader from Wilmington, Delaware – who, like many his age – just wanted to fit in.
“I’m tired of the bullying,” the schoolboy told the news site Inside Edition in December.
“They say are you related to Donald Trump? And I say, ’Would I be here if I’m related to him?’”