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Liked on YouTube: Hamilton cast watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s emotional “Love is Love” speech at the Tonys

Hamilton cast watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s emotional “Love is Love” speech at the Tonys
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At the 2016 Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda recited a sonnet about love and tragedy the night of the Orlando shooting, where a terrorist killed 49 people and injured 58 others inside Pulse, a gay nightclub.

My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day
This show is proof that history remembers
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger
We rise and fall and light from dying embers
Remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love
Cannot be killed or swept aside
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.