Just in case you really needed to get a good cry in today, Glee has just the thing for you. The show has released a heartfelt tribute video to late star Cory Monteith (Finn), who passed away suddenly on July 13. The clip is only 12 seconds long, but it might be the most emotional 12 seconds of video we’ve watched in a while.
The clip, released on Glee’s official YouTube channel August 1, shows Cory’s Finn in various scenes from throughout his four years on the show. He’s sitting on the McKinley High School bleachers, smiling. He’s laughing and standing close to his real-life girlfriend Lea Michele (Rachel). That familiar football uniform. A passionate Finn and Rachel kiss. It’s all there.
The video ends with a simple message, written in white letters across a black screen. “Cory Monteith: Forever in our hearts.”
Cory died in Vancouver over two weeks ago of what was later determined to be a heroin and alcohol overdose. Glee is currently working on a Cory Monteith tribute to honor the late star, and it’s set to air as the third episode of Season 5. Lea had her first day back at work on the same day the video was released. Life on the Glee set is beginning to go on after Cory’s death, but its clear that the late actor will still be forever in everyone’s hearts.
Source: Glee on Fox on YouTube