If you need a good cry to finish out your work week, you’re about to get it courtesy of Alexa Bliss.
During a question and answer session today with fans at MegaCon in Orlando, a young girl in the audience revealed she was recovering from an eating disorder and asked if the wrestler was ever told she was too small to do certain things.
Bliss, who battled anorexia, walked to the edge of the stage and asked the girl to approach her. Taking her hand, Alexa gave her the encouragement she said she once received.
“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t do anything. Ok? Because even though you’re struggling, I’ve been there,” Bliss said looking directly into the girl’s eyes. “I remember having someone tell me that I can get through it and it didn’t have to define me.”
At this point, everyone in the crowd pulled out their cellphones capturing the magical moment. The girl appeared to wipe away tears as Bliss continued.
“You cannot let anyone ever tell you what you can or cannot do. And I’m so happy that you’re getting help and that you’re getting healthier, because you’re beautiful inside and out,” added Bliss. “Please do not let anyone determine your self worth.”
Bliss hugged the girl as the crowd applauded in support.
After the event, which also featured Braun Strowman and Shinsuke Nakamura, Bliss tweeted, “this is why I do what I do.”
The next time that non-wrestling fan in your life talks smack, show them this clip.