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Trent Shelton, former NFL player-turned-motivational speaker and founder of the Christian-based nonprofit organization RehabTime, posted a video to his Facebook page on Dec. 11 of a young fan watching one of his talks.

The girl's mother narrates the video—which has already garnered more than 200,000 likes and shares on Facebook—as her daughter explains the importance of the inspirational message from the "brown boy in the iPad."

We learn that the toddler is suffering from a painful loss, and it all gets really tearjerky at minute 1:30, so get ready.

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