LONGVIEW, Tex. -- It’s an unimaginable loss -- the death of a sibling at a young age. It’s beyond traumatic…but that’s when heroes step in.

Chelsea Laury’s younger sister recently passed away. It obviously hit the Texas girl hard, but she’s been coping through dance.

Chelsea’s idol is dancer Misty Copeland, who did something that brought Chelsea to tears. Copeland sent her a photo with a person message of perseverance.

“To Chelsea,

My thoughts are with you and your family right now in your time of sadness. Please continue to use dance to express your feelings to get you through this time.

Love, Misty”

Chelsea was overcome with emotion when she opened it; a beautiful moment captured on video by her mother.

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