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Reactions to Ali Stroker's historic Tony Awards win will make your heart soar

Reactions to Ali Stroker's historic Tony Awards win will make your heart soar
Ali Stroker accepts the Tony award in the category of performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!." (Theo Wargo / Getty Images for Tony Awards)

When Ali Stroker rolled onstage in her wheelchair to accept the Tony Award for featured actress in a musical, audiences at home went bananas.

As Ado Annie in director Daniel Fish’s revival of “Oklahoma!” Stroker became the first actress in a wheelchair to take home a Tony. Stroker, 31, accepted her award on behalf of all the disabled kids waiting to see themselves represented onstage.

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Reactions on social media were fast and heartfelt. Including a video posted by Erin Raley Hinson of her 6-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair, as he clapped his hands over his astonished face during the telecast.

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