1. First Sebastien de la Cruz was bashed on Twitter, then the Internet rushed to his defense. But on Thursday night he stole the heart of a country looking for a hero.
2. This happened.
Don’t miss @selcharrodeoro’s encore performance of the national anthem at the #NBAFinals in San Antonio tonight.
3. Also, this.
As a Mexican-American, I am so proud of Sebastian De La Cruz, a great symbol of what America is today! #GoSpursGo! http://t.co/rUM9maIJFH
4. Then San Antonio Mayor and fellow Mexican-American Julian Castro introduced him, while standing next to his wife.
5. Finally, magic.
6. Everyone was pretty much in agreement that they had witnessed greatness.
Mad respect for that little Mexican American kid singing the national anthem.. Atta boy Ã°Å¸ËœÂ
Francisco J. Tobon
Glad to see San Antonio brought out the kid to do the National Anthem again, despite all the racism thrown at him last game via Twitter.
I’m so glad that this young man is singing the national anthem again. And even more grateful that people rallied behind him. #progress
whenever i hear my National Anthem i get emotional #American and #Hispanic and Proud to be both #charroamericano @selcharrodeoro
10. Well, almost everyone.
11. Whatever, 10-year-old Sebastien brushed off the haters, one more is no big.
- More debris – believed to be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 – has been found washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion on Sunday.
- A conservation group at Oxford University told BuzzFeed News that media reports of Jericho's death were not true and that the 11-year-old lion was "alive and well".
- A Memphis police officer was shot dead on Saturday night while conducting a routine traffic stop, according to a statement from the Memphis Police Department.