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4-year-old knows every president by heart

(Kristen Hampton | WBTV) (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

If you’re not the parents of 4-year-old Tommy Johnston of Matthews, you will be blown away to see the little guy whiz through flash-cards with all 44 presidents.

If you are his parents, Allen and Christy Johnston, you’re not the least bit surprised.   

Every single president since George Washington is emblazoned in memory. Tommy even knows names of some of the first ladies too.

And presidents are just the beginning of the knowledge that’s firmly seated in his budding little mind.

“He just has a really good love of learning and a love of people,” Tommy’s dad Allen said.

Tommy took to learning at a very early age. Even though he’s only 4 now, he’s known all the planets in the solar system (including Pluto’s distinction as dwarf planet) since he was 2. 

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“He knows the human body, he knows how to read, he knows dinosaurs, whatever he wants to learn he’s going to learn,” Allen said.

Tommy put his knowledge of American presidents to the test with a rapid fire flashcard exercise. As I flipped through names I’ve never even heard of, Tommy knew every one by heart. 

The little guy has so much potential, he’s decided when he grows up, he too wants to be a president.

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