"Yeah, no binoculars needed," Ortiz said.
The 12-year-old asked his mom about going to the inauguration as a birthday gift a few months ago. But Rivas didn't find out about the tickets until last week.
"When I gave it to him he was literally shaking for about an hour. His teeth were chattering, he was so excited," Rivas said.
Ortiz admits a lot of his friends don't understand why he's going to DC. But the gravity of the event is definitely not lost on him.
"Its history, I like history and it's a historical event and it's the first African American President so it's going to be fun."
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