Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was nearly overcome with emotion during Monday’s show when contestant Dhruv Gaur had no chance of winning in Final Jeopardy, and, in place of an answer, wrote, “We (heart) You, Alex.” Trebek’s initial reaction was one of surprise, and he was clearly getting choked up as he tried to continue as usual. All three contestants were also wearing purple ribbons in support of Trebek, who is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
It didn’t take long for #WeLoveYouAlex to begin trending, and it was obvious that Trebek wasn’t the only one who was moved by Gaur’s message.
With #WeLoveYouAlex trending, Gaur doubled down on his message of love and support for Trebek.
I’m just very grateful I got the opportunity to say what I know everyone was thinking. Sending all the love. #weloveyoualex— just dhruv (@dhruvg_) November 12, 2019
As for Trebek, being the true professional that he is, he held it together and kept things rolling.
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