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Cranston student heads to Hollywood

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Andrea Medeiros

amedeiros@abc6.com

A Cranston seventh grader checks out an old library book and ends up getting a free trip to L.A.

America's Funniest Home Videos producer Vin Di Bona signed out the book at Bain Middle School a half century ago. He was a ninth grader at the school back in 1959.

A librarian recognized Di Bona's name, Googled it and realized it was the producing legend, so the student checking out the book and his teacher wrote him a letter.

"Clearly Mr. Di Bona is wonderful, loved Bain so much when he was younger that when he got this letter from Cesar he was moved by it and he invited him out," said teacher Tanya Murphy.

"I think it's really, really cool that iIm going to Los Angeles for the first time in my life," said student Cesar Breault.

The 7th grader, his mom and teacher are now getting an all expenses paid trip to L.A. to be guests on America's Funniest Home Videos with a camera spot in the close–ups.

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