Robin Roberts surprised a track star nicknamed ‘Lightning’ with an invite to the Special Olympics on TV, and both sides cried tears of joy

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Robin Roberts (left) surprises track star Lumene ‘Lighting’ Montissol with a trip to the Special Olympics on ‘Good Morning America.’ GMA/Twitter
  • Robin Roberts used her platform on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to give a track star the surprise of a lifetime.
  • On Wednesday morning’s show, Roberts told Lumene “Lighting” Montissol that she had been invited to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida.
  • Montissol – a 26-year-old Boston native – cried tears of joy in response to the news, and told Roberts that she’s “been waiting for this dream for a long time. I’m very grateful and I am so happy.”
  • Roberts teared up, too, and thanked Montissol and her father “for letting us share this special moment.”
  • Check out the full clip from “Good Morning America” below:
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