Watch: Student with autism delivers inspirational graduation speech in viral video

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  • A Plano teen is getting a lot of recognition for his high school graduation speech
  • Sef Scott knew he was about to do something unexpected when he addressed the senior class of Plano Senior High at a graduation ceremony

A teen from Plano Senior High in Texas is getting a lot of recognition for his high school graduation speech.

Much to the surprise of his friends and colleagues, Sef Scott, a graduating senior with autism — a boy who rarely spoke in the class — delivered a six-minute-long commencement address.

“Unexpected. That’s what I want you to remember,” Scott begins his speech with a strong statement.

Sef is usually nonverbal but the teen got up to speak and share a powerful message at the Plano Senior High graduation.

“First and foremost, I would imagine that to the seniors that know who I am that it is entirely unexpected that I would be standing here giving this speech.”

In the powerful speech, Scott spoke about the importance of living life to the fullest, even without knowing what lies ahead.

“Don’t follow someone else’s dreams. Don’t waste time on something you never wanted. Do the unexpected. It is your life that you are living, not anyone else’s. So do what fulfills you. Don’t fear the future. Don’t fear the unknown. Will it be unexpected? Yes. Yes, it will. But that does not make it wrong,” Sef told the audience.

He received a big applause and standing ovation after his speech.

Watch the inspiring video below.