If this video doesn’t warm your heart, I don’t know what will.
Last night was the 59th TV Week Logie Awards and it’s safe to say actor Samuel Johnson stole the show.
The Molly Meldrum docudrama star took out the Logie for best actor as well as the top gong, however it was his first speech – which he dedicated to his sister Connie – that left the crowd and viewers at home reaching for the tissues.
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“My sister is succumbing finally to the perils of cancer after a three decade long tussle and rather than rolling over, she’s going out blazing with an attempted world record for the longest line of coins, absurdly,” Johnson said whilst accepting his award.
“She’s putting together a row of coins in the shape of a love heart, hopefully the biggest love heart this country has ever seen, made of 5 cent pieces from cancer families all around the country, with the entire proceeds going directly to scientists and researchers, no skimming. It is only $2.90 for 1 metre of 5 cent coins. It is being laid in 12 days.”
“On behalf of my beautiful sister Connie, who I dedicate this award to, I would like to urge any family watching affected by cancer or not to join us in our quest to keep our families safe from the terrors of cancer.
“Love your sister.org or Love Your Sister on Facebook. I love you, Connie, I love you!”
Connie was watching the event unfold on an iPhone from home as her TV broke that day.
Her reaction is the most beautiful thing you will see today.