updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 03/03/2014 AT 12:50 PM ET
Shortly after the Dallas Buyers Club star took home the Academy Award for Best Actor, Twitter user Leah Pickett Tweeted a very special message to the first-time winner: “My aunt’s high school prom date just won an Oscar. Congrats, Matthew McConaughey!”
Leah Pickett (@leahkpickett) March 3, 2014
The Tweet soon spread across the Web, though not as swiftly as Ellen DeGeneres’s record-breaking selfie.
McConaughey attended Longview High School in east Texas, where he was named “Most Handsome Student.” He graduated in 1988.