“3rd Rock from the Sun” star Kristen Johnston shared an emotional story involving a 9/11 first responder on Twitter Monday.

Johnston told her followers a “dust-covered” fireman came up to her after the horrific attack to thank her for getting them through it.

Read the star’s post: “All day he & his buddies were trying to distract each other from the nightmare by talking about their favorite 3rd Rock episodes.”

She also shared, “I started crying, it was definitely one of the most unforgettable moments of my life. I never told anyone before.”

Johnston’s comments come after the Senate passed a bill reauthorizing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund last week.

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See some of the reaction to her posts below.

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