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George Takei just delivered the pep talk all Americans need right now

Mr. Sulu to the rescue.


Samantha Grasso


Published Nov 9, 2016   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 8:54 pm CST

Americans were in a weird place last night. 

Between seeing state after state fall to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s favor, and the internet furiously trying immigrate to Canada as fast as possible, one thing became extremely apparent: This man could actually become the president of the United States.

(Spoiler alert: He did.)

But amid the nation’s collective rising panic, America’s soothing voice of reason George Takei posted a series of tweets letting us know that not all is lost.

Takei, who is a vocal gay rights advocate and survived Japanese-American internment camps in Arkansas during World War II, encouraged Americans to stand up for equality and justice despite the outcome of the election.

In 2014, Takei delivered a TED Talk entitled, “Why I love a country that once betrayed me.” If anyone could inject a ray of positivity into this post-election conversation, it would be him.

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2016, 7:11 pm CST