The adorable doorbell camera footage is so heartwarming!
Some news needs to be shared no matter what time of day it is. In the case of two Stanford economists, Robert B. Wilson and Paul R. Milgrom, that news was the lifetime achievement of winning a Nobel Prize. And as if winning this prestigious prize couldn't get any sweeter, Wilson had to break the news to his colleague in the most adorable of ways, through a doorbell camera late at night.
When the Nobel Committee got in touch with Wilson to inform him of his accomplishment, they explained that they could not get in touch with his colleague, Milgrom. A doorbell camera that caught the moment between the colleagues shows Milgrom calmly yet persistently pressing on the doorbell, knocking on the door, and even jiggling the knob.
When Milgrom's voice cuts through the intercom, Wilson matter-of-factly shares:
"Paul? You won the Nobel Prize. They're trying to reach you, but they can't. They don't have a number for you."
An older lady alongside Wilson chimes in,
"We gave them your cellphone number."
Wilson, who is audibly half-asleep, can be heard responding with a wholesome "Wow."
Luckily, the pair are neighbors, and it didn't take long for these two to share the joy of accomplishing such an impressive academic achievement.
Robert B. Wilson and Paul R. Milgrom received the Nobel Prize for their work on improving how auctions work. Their work has helped sellers, buyers, and taxpayers all around the world.