The Internet Goes Crazy Over RBG’s Trainer Doing Push Ups At Justice’s Ceremony: “What A Kick Ass Way To Pay Tribute”

This hit me right in my feels.


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Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state at the US Capitol. The ceremony tug at Americans’ hearts when Bryant Johnson, the late Supreme Court Justice’s trainer, approached the casket, proceeded to bend to the ground to do push-ups for RBG one last time. Ginsburg stayed strong for years with Bryant’s help. He trained Ginsburg — then a two-time cancer survivor — with a workout schedule to keep her fit. So, when he approached the casket, it was a sobering and emotional moment.

Johnson had trained Ginsburg since 1999, shortly after she was treated for colon cancer. In an interview, Ginsburg referred to Johnson as the most important person in her life. As the nation mourn’s the loss of this accomplished woman, Bryant made the day even more heart-wrenching with his moving gesture.

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And anyone that thinks that was weird didn’t know anything about the Notorious RBG. The two have worked together to rebuild Ginsburg’s strength and bone density following the late Supreme Court justice’s two battles with cancer. Bryant and Ginsburg were very close, and this tribute would have pleased the late Justice. Push-ups for RGB — I can’t think of anything more fitting. I’m not crying; you’re crying.

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