Everyone who has ever played a team sport knows how hard it is to lose when you‚Äôre so close to the finals. After the Philadelphia 76ers lost in Game 7 to the Toronto Raptors and got knocked out of the NBA finals, plenty of 76ers players and fans were hurtóincluding Joel Embiid, who shed a few tears on the court after the loss.
One fan was sitting at home watching the aftermath and decided to write Embiid a letter containing some important advice for dealing with loss. 9-year-old Olivia wrote a well-thought-out letter explaining that it‚Äôs ‚ÄúOK to lose sometimes‚ÄĚ and adding that she was ‚Äústill proud of him‚ÄĚ and the rest of his teammates.
The letter was picked up by several reporters and shared on social media¬óincluding Christie Ileto of ABC.
Ileto even shared a video of Olivia reading the letter to Embiid.
‚ÄúDear @JoelEmbiid...‚ÄĚ— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) May 14, 2019
Encouraging words from the youngest of fans to the @sixers center after he was brought to tears following Sunday‚Äôs #Game7 loss. That story tonight on @6abc pic.twitter.com/l5DwJl9QrG
People online were incredibly touched by this 9-year-olds empathy.
ūüė≠ūüė≠ūüė≠ So wholesome ūüė≠ūüė≠ūüė≠ https://t.co/IXakhprip0— Josh (@mccjosh) May 14, 2019
My eyes...— Notorious D.M.C. (@DerekZ00lander) May 14, 2019
Theyre leaking https://t.co/5hzkgJfTbw
My heart ‚Ě§‚Ě§‚Ě§ https://t.co/bKIH7Yy1E4— yo (@shapirollc) May 14, 2019
And I'm crying again https://t.co/Qf3VnzCH9V— Angelo James (@A_pAgAno66) May 14, 2019
ūüė≠ūüė≠ūüė≠ūüė≠ūüė≠ūüė≠ūüė≠ https://t.co/vP0S3LaPCG— Brendan McPhillips ūüĆĹ‚öĒÔłŹ‚öįÔłŹ (@BrendanMcP) May 14, 2019
Here‚Äôs to hoping Embiid answers Olivia‚Äôs adorable letter.