Devon Still’s Emotional ESPYS Speech for His Daughter Will Break Your Heart

See why everyone was in tears.

Leah Still, daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, was unable to accept the Jimmy V Perseverance Award in person at the 2015 ESPYS in Los Angeles tonight. The 5-year-old, who’s gained fame and a #LeahStrong hashtag for her heroic battle with pediatric cancer (it’s been in remission since late March), was unable to make the trip because her immune system is weakened. Introduced by his friend LeBron James, her proud father accepted the award on her behalf and gave a moving speech that had everyone, from the audience to the farthest reaches of the cynical Internet, welling up. Grab some tissues and see why in the video.

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