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Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid didn't hold back his emotions after his team's heartbreaking loss to the Toronto Raptors in Sunday's thrilling Game 7.

He came close to blocking Kawhi Leonard's attempt at the buzzer but we all know how that ended up for both Toronto and the the Sixers.

Embiid, who struggled through a virus during parts of the series, was like the rest of us — in total disbelief — as the ball bounced off the rim four times before falling through the hoop and ending the Sixers' season.

One young fan saw her favorite player in tears and wrote him this thoughtful letter:

Here Olivia is reading the letter:

Here's the whole thing, which shows a nice little drawing, too:

Pretty sweet gesture there from Olivia.

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