Last week was rough after the events in Dallas, Minnesota and Louisiana. Our world seems quite dark these days, but many are calling for love and respect, including Hamilton lead and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

This weekend, following his final show as Hamilton, Lin-Manuel received an unexpected gift.

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This personalized Garfield original from creator Jim Davis brought Lin-Manuel to tears as he documented his thoughts on Periscope.

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Watch the video.

Comics really do provide a brief escape from reality, a refreshing laugh during a difficult time. Thanks to Lin-Manuel for sharing.

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