Alex Trebek Got Choked Up After Contestant Read Heartfelt Message On ‘Final Jeopardy!’

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I’m sure you’ve seen by now that Alex Trebek + Jeopardy! are trending this morning. We are on the second week of the show’s ‘Tournament of Champions’ right now and last night during Final Jeopardy! a contestant surprised Alex Trebek with a heartfelt message.

Contestant Dhruv Gaur went into Final Jeopardy! sitting in last place which meant that Alex read his answer first. When Trebek revealed Gaur’s answer he was greeted with a message that read “We love you, Alex.”

The contestant sent out some tweets (I’ve got them below) explaining what led up to this moment but before you check those out, here’s that emotional clip with a visibly touched Alex Trebek.

Here’s a YouTube version if you’d prefer that over Twitter:

So what exactly led up to this guy risking almost all of his money in Final Jeopardy! only to write in a message to Alex? I’m sure you know by now that Alex Trebek has been battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. His fight with cancer is getting tougher and he’ll soon undergo another round of treatment. All of this factored into that moment you saw above:

Jeopardy! fans worldwide were choked up by this moment and took to Twitter to share their feelings. Within minutes #WeLoveYouAlex was trending nationwide:

As for his fight with vicious pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek says he’s ‘hanging in’ and says he has no plans to stop hosting Jeopardy! anytime soon despite his battle.

Side note: Jeopardy James will appear tonight on Jeopardy‘s Tournament of Champions so be sure to tune in.

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