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Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested Monday at his Texas high school after bringing a homemade clock to class that his teacher mistook for a bomb.

His teacher thought the clock, which included a digital display, was a bomb (here’s what it looks like). Soon the police were called, and this is how Ahmed’s big day ended:

“I felt like I was a criminal, I felt like I was a terrorist, like all the names I was called,” Ahmed said of the arrest to MSNBC, going on to explain that he had also been called a “bomb maker” by kids at his school in the past. While this story may have a sad beginning, it definitely has a happy ending. Once word of the boy’s arrest started to spread on social media, outrage grew and the hashtag #IStandwithAhmed began trending across the U.S. Soon, news of the incident reached all the way up to the White House, and the president himself invited Ahmed over to show off his “cool clock.”

Facebook’s creator Mark Zuckerburg, who knows a thing or two about innovation, also invited Ahmed down to the social media giant’s HQ.

You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NASA, of course, was quick to tweet out its support:

The 14-year-old even got himself a job offer for the future:

It wasn’t all one-sided favours though. Ahmed’s family later demonstrated how humble they really are by bringing out pizza to the hordes of reporters camped outside their home:

Soon, even Canadians were talking about Ahmed’s story, and some notable figures reached out:

While Ahmed hasn’t yet responded to Hadfield’s invitation, he’ll definitely have a nice place to stay while he’s in Toronto if he says yes:

Plus, it looks like he’ll have lots of friends no matter where in the world he chooses to go:

In case you’re wondering, Ahmed is now considering changing schools (probably for the best), but he definitely doesn’t seem phased by what he’s been through over the past couple of days.

Keep on creating, Ahmed!