01/29/2013 03:26 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jacob Rudolph, LGBT New Jersey Teen, Meets George Takei On 'Anderson Live'

Anderson Cooper had a special surprise for the New Jersey teen whose impassioned coming out speech at a high school ceremony made him a viral video superstar.

Eighteen-year-old Jacob Rudolph, who identified himself as LGBT while accepting an award for class actor in front of his graduating class, told Cooper that "Star Trek" actor George Takei was his idol.

Fortunately for Rudolph, Takei was waiting backstage. Watch the clip to see what happened!


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