Australian Ninja Warrior is the surprise hit of the year. It clocked 2.3 million viewers on its debut run, and judging by Twitter, the entire country is glued to the thrilling feats of strength and derring-do.
And if tonight’s episode is anything to go by, it’s going to sock us with some unexpected Feelings on the regular as well.
Contestant Larissa Miller is an Olympic gymnast who credits her sport with saving her life after she was sexually abused for her entire childhood.
Now she’s an ambassador for Bravehearts, an organisation that helps child victims of sexual abuse, and she used her run on Ninja Warrior to draw attention to the work she does with them.
While she didn’t make it through to the next round, she only missed out by a hair’s breadth – check it out:
— Ninja Warrior (@NinjaWarriorAU) July 10, 2017
And win or no, she has already inspired pretty much everyone.
Larissa you legend. That was awesome ???? #NinjaWarriorAU
— RahRe (@SoSaysRenee) July 10, 2017
Larissa you’re going to be inspirational to many girls ????#NinjaWarriorAU
— Deb Smith (@debsmitteez) July 10, 2017
Damn. I wanted tiny Larissa to beat that wall so badly. I also want guns like hers. Neither is gonna happen tonight. #NinjaWarriorAU
— Crazy Tan (@CrazyTans) July 10, 2017
— Michelle Ayers (@misha_oz) July 10, 2017
— Becks (@becks2788) July 10, 2017
We love you, Larissa. What a bloody champion.
Image: Instagram / @larissa_miller.