Tampa, Florida -- A Tampa boy and his mom will get a front row seat to history on Monday when they attend the Presidential Inauguration. Thanks to tickets they won in a lottery through U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor's office, Andrew Ortiz and his mom Mari Rivas will be just feet from Barack Obama when he is sworn-in for a second term.
"Yeah, no binoculars needed," Ortiz said.
The 12-year-old asked his mom about going to the inauguration as a birthday gift a few months ago. But Rivas didn't find out about the tickets until last week.
"When I gave it to him he was literally shaking for about an hour. His teeth were chattering, he was so excited," Rivas said.
Ortiz admits a lot of his friends don't understand why he's going to DC. But the gravity of the event is definitely not lost on him.
"Its history, I like history and it's a historical event and it's the first African American President so it's going to be fun."