Simon Cowell gives 11-year-old cancer survivor Golden Buzzer on 'AGT'

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    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Tyler Butler-Figueroa, an 11-year-old cancer survivor from North Carolina, brought down the house on&nbsp;America’s Got Talent&nbsp;Tuesday night with his amazing violin performance. The judges and fans alike were wowed by Tyler’s powerful performance and his story, so much so that the&nbsp;YouTube video&nbsp;quickly went viral, reaching over a million views in just a few hours.” data-reactid=”24″>Tyler Butler-Figueroa, an 11-year-old cancer survivor from North Carolina, brought down the house on America’s Got Talent Tuesday night with his amazing violin performance. The judges and fans alike were wowed by Tyler’s powerful performance and his story, so much so that the YouTube video quickly went viral, reaching over a million views in just a few hours.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Before his performance, Tyler told the judges that he almost died after he was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of four, and was bullied because of the disease. So&nbsp;Simon Cowell&nbsp;had some words of encouragement for Tyler.” data-reactid=”27″>Before his performance, Tyler told the judges that he almost died after he was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of four, and was bullied because of the disease. So Simon Cowell had some words of encouragement for Tyler.

    “You know what? You are an extraordinary young man,” Simon told Tyler. “We hear too many stories about people being bullied, but I can tell you one thing, most people are bullied because they’re better than the people who bully them.”

    Then Simon sent a message about Tyler to those who bullied him while at the same time sending Tyler directly to the live shows.

    “I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies,” Simon said to Tyler before reaching for the Golden Buzzer. Tyler was brought to tears.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Watch clips and full episodes of America’s Got Talent for free on Yahoo View.” data-reactid=”33″>America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Watch clips and full episodes of America’s Got Talent for free on Yahoo View.

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