During a question and answer session between Alexa Bliss and WWE fans on Friday at MegaCon Orlando in Orlando, Florida, a young girl in the audience revealed that she was recovering from an eating disorder and asked Bliss if she was ever told that she was too small to do certain things.
Bliss, who battled anorexia, walked to the edge of the stage and asked the girl to approach her. Taking her hand, Alexa gave her the encouragement she said she once received.
“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t do anything. OK? Because even though you’re struggling, I’ve been there,” Bliss said looking directly into the girl’s eyes. “I remember having someone tell me that I can get through it and it didn’t have to define me.”
The girl appeared to wipe away tears as Bliss continued.
“You cannot let anyone ever tell you what you can or cannot do. And I’m so happy that you’re getting help and that you’re getting healthier because you’re beautiful inside and out,” Bliss added. “Please do not let anyone determine your self-worth.”
Bliss hugged the girl as the crowd applauded in support.
Here are photos and video of their encounter.
— Steve Mesa (@SteveMesa) May 25, 2018
After the event, which also featured Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura and Mike Rome, Bliss tweeted, “This is why I love What I do. We’re able meet brave people like this girl . Thank you for sharing your story with me & all of us.”
This is why I love What I do . We’re able meet brave people like this girl . Thank you for sharing your story with me & all of us 🖤 https://t.co/C78ZaqaCAS
— Alexa Bliss (@AlexaBliss_WWE) May 25, 2018
This was the coolest moment of the WWE Q&A @MegaConOrlando when @AlexaBliss_WWE gave some amazing words of encouragement to a girl that has overcome an eating disorder…..some super heroes don’t wear capes #megacon pic.twitter.com/65DgpmcSnt
— Cody Starbuck (@Cody_Starbuck) May 25, 2018