Life’s not about how hard of a hit you can give. It’s about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.”
An ad inspired by Oscar-winning actor Sylvester Stallone has Donald Trump supporters moved to tears.
The video, entitled “Keep Moving Forward,” transposes Stallone’s stirring monolog from his 2006 film “Rocky Balboa” against images of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and iconic American achievements.
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows,” Stallone says in the video. “It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.”
Stallone continues: “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
The emotional response on YouTube shows the ad transcended politics.
“Ok i’m no [political] affiliation, but this advertisement was everything,” one YouTuber wrote.
Another chimed in: “I love this video. it’s my encouragement in school and life.”
The ad closes with Donald Trump telling voters: “We are going to make America great again!”
Sylvester Stallone is an icon not only for his blockbuster “Rocky” film series but as a symbol of persistence and hard work.
The script Stallone wrote for the 1976 film “Rocky” was rejected 1,500 times before finally being picked up by a studio. “Rocky” went on to win three Academy Awards and spawned six sequels.
While Stallone has not formally endorsed Donald Trump, he called the brash billionaire a larger-than-life character.
“I love Donald Trump,” Stallone told Variety. “He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are certain people like Arnold [Schwarzenegger], Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life.”
Other badass celebrities who support Trump include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, quarterback Tom Brady, Chuck Norris, Kid Rock, James Woods, Bruce Willis and Clint Eastwood.
Trump has also received surprising support from rappers, including 50 Cent and Young Jeezy (See video. Warning: language)