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John Cena's Message About Patriotism Is What The World Needs Right Now

I'm weeping.

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In case you were too busy spending your 4th of July eating/drinking/celebrating freedom, you may have missed this incredibly moving video on the meaning of patriotism from, of all people, wrestler John Cena.

The viral video is the work of the nonprofit Ad Council, a producer of public service advertising that aims to "stimulate action" on issues and "make a measurable difference in our society."


"This year," he implores, "patriotism shouldn't just be about pride of country, it should be about love β€” love beyond age, disability, sexuality, race, religion, and any other labels. Because the second any of us judge people based on those labels, we're not really being patriotic, are we?"

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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