Marc Mero, a former American professional wrestler, had an auditorium full of students wrestling back tears as he told them a personal story about his relationship with his mom.
“The greatest gift my mother ever gave me? She believed in me,” he told a group of middle school students. In his speech, he recounted his regrets on pushing away his mother. “I would slam my door on the one person who believed in me.” And, in just four minutes, the crowd was moved to tears. Watch the video above for his full speech. Have tissues on hand.