It is pretty much impossible to watch this clip without getting choked up.
During the final moments of Monday’s episode of “Jeopardy!”, host Alex Trebek asked the contestants for their answers when contestant Dhruv Gaur won everyone over with his answer of “We love you, Alex.”
After reading his answer it took a moment for Trebek to gather himself before responding, “That’s very kind, thank you.”
The wrong answer left Gaur with $5.
Trebek has been battling after being diagnosed earlier this year with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
“Normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” he said at the time. “And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”
Gaur then responded to the overwhelming response his answer has received and revealed that Trebek had just told them that he “was re-entering treatment for pancreatic cancer.”
“When Final Jeopardy came up, I could’ve tried to puzzle it together, but really, just kept thinking about Alex, and thought he should know. I’m just very grateful I got the opportunity to say what I know everyone was thinking. Sending all the love,” he wrote.
He then also drew attention to a play-along where many “Jeopardy!” fans will be donating $1 for every answer they get right towards the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and invited others to help out.
And it would seem that everyone also feels the same way about the iconic talk show host because shortly after the hashtag #WeLoveYouAlex took off on Twitter. Get your tissues ready and check out some of the tweets below: