4-year-old reads 100 books; parents stream it live

4-year-old reads 100 books; parents stream it live
4-year-old reads 100 books; parents stream it live
Posted at 1:07 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 07:28:05-05

CHICAGO (WLS/CNN) - A 4-year-old boy's passion for learning went viral over the weekend, thanks to a reading goal his parents streamed on Facebook Live.

"My name is Caleb, and I read 100 books last night," Caleb Green said.

He told his parents he wanted to accomplish that big goal all in one day.

"I was like, '100 son? That's a lot of books.' So first I had the gut reaction to talk him down a little bit, but he was like, 'No, I want to read 100,'" father Sylus Green said.

The family scoured their shelves but didn't have enough, so friends dropped by with more books.

As Caleb started to read out loud, his parents decided to stream it on Facebook live.  The post got a couple thousand views from people as far away as Florida.

Every time Caleb finished 10 books, he did a dance.

"I like to read, and I want to be smart like my sister," Caleb said.

His dad said he's inspired. 

"I learned to just dream bigger, and I am going to try and set unrealistic goals for myself this coming year," Sylus Green said. "And I'm going to just inspired by Caleb to not quit on him and just push through it."

Caleb has big plans for the future.

"I want to be a basketball player. When I am 22 I want to be an astronaut and when I'm 23 I want to be a Ninja Turtle," Caleb said.

Caleb says his favorite books are about Ninja Turtles and dogs.

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