Alex Trebek is one of the most prolific game show hosts in television history. The “Jeopardy!” host has been around for four decades and has been a staple in American homes during that time period.
But earlier this year Trebek was hit was some devastating news that he had prostate cancer. At one point, he revealed great news that he was in remission but recently he claimed that it was back.
And one of the most recent episodes of “Jeopardy!” had one of the most tear-jerking moments in game show television history.
The average American might only get a select few correct and that’s what has made “Jeopardy!” one of the most exciting game shows on television.
Some contestants bury the competition and sometimes they painfully embarrass themselves in front of a live audience and on national television.
It’s one of those shows that make viewers feel stupid one minute or like the smartest person in the world the next.
“Jeopardy!” has reached national news several times this year. One was earlier this year when host Alex Trebek revealed he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, which unfortunately has only a nine-percent survival rate once it reaches that point.
But then he revealed several months later that his tumors shrank by fifty-percent and while he still has several more chemotherapy rounds; his prognosis is looking stellar. Essentially, his prognosis was that he was in remission.
But everyone knows life throws you curve balls all the time; Trebek revealed recently again that the cancer had come back. It was a huge blow to his audience and his contestants that revere his intellect.
Currently, “Jeopardy!” is in the middle of the annual “Tournament of Champions” and one of the most heartwarming tributes you could ever imagine occurred on Monday’s show.
One contestant during Final Jeopardy decided to completely disregard winning the game in order to share a special message directly to Trebek.
Dhruv Gaur wrote, instead of giving a legitimate answer, “What is we love you Alex!” with a smirk on his face that would only suggest the utmost sincere possible reaction you could ever imagine.
Here’s the video:
This is so touching. pic.twitter.com/6KQ7MBNzDc
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 12, 2019
It is unbelievably touching and that is quite obvious.
But it’s Trebek’s response; the grateful longtime game show host being choked up by the gesture that really makes it so touching.
It was something he never expected and you can tell that by his surprise and you can hear it in his voice that it was an unexpected gesture.
Another great part is how this contestant knew from the beginning – look at his face as his answer is revealed on Final Jeopardy – that he had planned this from the beginning.
Many people noted his extraordinary gesture too.
GIVE THIS MAN EVERYTHING DAMMIT https://t.co/D14u0YbZ5o
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) November 12, 2019
— sabreena (@aneerbas) November 12, 2019
Alex Trebek getting choked up at a heartfelt final jeopardy answer. The instant welling up of tears and emotion no viewer expected to have tonight. 🥺 what a moment. #weloveyoualex pic.twitter.com/DVcMGKl8wj
— Kelli Kubicek (@Kelli96) November 12, 2019
It was an extraordinary moment in television history.