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Watch: 49 Celebs Honor the 49 Victims of the Orlando Shootings in This Tear-Jerking Tribute

Of all the tributes to the casualties of the Orlando tragedy that we’ve seen — Carlos Santolalla’s, Broadway’s, Opening Ceremony’s — this one is by far the most moving. American Horror Story producer Ryan Murphy, who knows how to gather a stellar ensemble of humans and get under our skin, asked 49 of his friends to help create a video commemorating the victims for the Human Rights Campaign. Answering the call, Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, Connie Britton, Sophia Vergara, Caitlyn Jenner and many more choke back tears as they give us fleeting glimpses of the lives of the 49 victims who fell at Pulse nightclub on June 12. It’ll be a tear-filled 18 minutes of your life, but you won’t regret it one bit.

“It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence,” said HRC of the project. Let’s hope Congress is watching.

[ via Mashable ]