Anika Noni Rose holds Cicely Tyson down during moment of nerves at Emmys

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During the 69th Annual Emmy Awards, the legendary Cicely Tyson appeared alongside Anika Noni Rose to present the award for Outstanding Limited Series.

Tyson received a standing ovation from the audience, and in that moment, she became a bit overwhelmed with nerves.

After the 92-year-old actress recalled her own performance several decades ago in the Roots miniseries, she took a sudden, long pause.

That’s when Rose stepped in to support her fellow actress, leaning over to encourage Tyson to keep going in a show of beautiful solidarity.

Check out the touching moment from the Emmys below.