Andre Agassi Narrates Moving Video About Hometown of Las Vegas Following Gunman Attack (VIDEO)
Following a tragic incident that left 59 people dead and hundreds injured at the hands of a disturbed gunman, tennis legend Andre Agassi has shared a message with his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The simple video is low on production values and distractions, seemingly to serve only as a vehicle for Andre to share his thoughts and hopes with the world.
Here’s the clip, entitled “Vegas Strong”:
Here’s a transcript of his remarks, which recognize the “everyday” people who have become heroes under terrible circumstances.
“What is strength? Strength isn’t anger. Strength isn’t vengeful. Strength isn’t rage. Strength is unity.
“Strength is valet parkers who become medics, mothers who become emergency responders, sisters who shield brothers because they love them with a love that has no bounds. Strength is first responders who tirelessly carry visitors and locals alike to safety until sunrise. It’s our medics and surgeons, all of them, who come running to the calls of those in need. It’s the police who turn over every stone to make this city safe again. It’s the local businesses that became sanctuaries for people to run to.
“Strength isn’t evil or misguided. Strength is the voice of community and love in the face of the unspeakable. Strength is when we all pull together and rise up, all of us in every corner of this world. Strength is what we all are today, and strength is our promise for tomorrow.”