Watch Alex Trebek Get Choked Up By a Contestant’s Touching Final Jeopardy! Answer
What is making us sob at a game show?
That is truly the correct response to tonight’s episode of Jeopardy!, where contestant Dhruv Gaur used a Final Jeopardy! question he did not know as the opportunity to show his appreciation for the show’s longtime host, Alex Trebek, who is currently battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Rather than attempt a guess, he simply wrote “What is We [heart] you Alex!” Trebek was clearly touched and got choked up as he announced how much money Gaur lost on the incorrect answer. ($1995!) I imagine Trebek will not be the last person fighting back tears rewatching this very powerful moment.
You can see it for yourself below:
Gaur posted his own thoughts on this very touching moment on social media, via this brief Twitter thread:
Gaur’s gesture has gotten a #weloveyoualex hashtag trending on Twitter. Members of this year’s Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions are also encouraging viewers to join them in donating money to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research while playing along with the show this week.
It’s a lovely idea, and a great way to show your own support for a TV host who’s beloved by so many fans, all around the world.
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