Alex Trebek Gets Emotional Over 'Jeopardy!' Contestant's Answer
During the final Jeopardy round, when contestants don't know the answer, they can guess one or write "Hi mom" or something else silly, but during last nights aired episode, a “Jeopardy!” contestant’s supportive message made host Alex Trebek emotional as he undergoes treatment for pancreatic cancer. Dhruv Gaur wasn't sure of the answer to the clue "In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 expose of poverty in New York City slums, these 3 words follow 'How the,'" he chose to write, "What is we ❤️ you, Alex!" The 79-year-old Trebek read it aloud and, as he tried to stay composed, said, "That's very kind, thank you." Alex's voice cracked and he seemed to hold back tears when he saw how much of Dhruv's $2000 he wagered on the act of kindness. Choking up, he said, "Cost you $1,995. You're left with five bucks."
Gaur later took to Twitter to explain why he did it, revealing that Alex just told the contestants he had re-entered treatment. Dhruv explained, "We were all hurting for him so badly. When Final Jeopardy came up, I could've tried to puzzle it together, but really, just kept thinking about Alex, and thought he should know. I'm just very grateful I got the opportunity to say what I know everyone was thinking. Sending all the love. #WeLoveYouAlex"
That will be the best $1,995 he ever spent...what a gesture!!