I dare you to watch Gina Rodriguez’s tribute to Rita Moreno and not cry

For anyone who doesn’t understand that representation matters, I dare them to watch Gina Rodriguez talk about what Rita Moreno means to her. Gina wondered where all the Puerto Ricans were, so her mom showed her Rita Moreno. Now we owe Mama Rodriguez and Rita for the delightful Jane the Virgin.

Last night on the Kennedy Center Honors, Gina gave a moving speech on what Rita has meant to her. It’s short at just over a minute, but I can tell you that there is high probability that you will be sniffling by the time that 1:13 is up.

3 thoughts on “I dare you to watch Gina Rodriguez’s tribute to Rita Moreno and not cry

  1. The first time I saw Rita Moreno was on Electric Company. I was 8 and I just moved to the states.  I was so homesick so anything or anyone that reminded me of home was  cherished. She is one of my favorite living legends.

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