This vintage video clip was published last week and has gone viralviral, standing with over 1.5 million views.

The clip features a very young Henry Thomas auditioning for his part as ET’s best friend in the timeless science fiction movie, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. It only took him one emotional take through the lines for Spielberg to give him the thumbs up.

The viral video is further featured on LaughingSquid, HuffPost, and Slate.