Robin Roberts Tears Up During Emotional Interview With Shooting Eyewitness: ‘It Gets to You’

During coverage of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, Good Morning America spoke with an eyewitness — which grew so emotional that it caused anchor Robin Roberts to tear up.

Roberts and co-anchor George Stephanopoulos interviewed Jasmine Barbusca — who attended the concert outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at which the shooting took place.

“How I did not get shot, by the grace of God, I honestly…I don’t know,” Barbusca said, breaking down.

The interview continued, with Stephanopoulos asking Barbusca if she’d had an opportunity to speak with her children.

“I’m going to wait until I get home to see them and talk to them. I don’t think I would be strong enough,” Barbusca said through tears. “They wouldn’t understand why mommy is crying, you know?

Roberts, at that point, choked up.

“You tell ’em that they have a strong mom,” Roberts said to Barbusca. “They have a very strong mom. What you’ve endured, and how you’ve handled everything. By the grace of God.”

Roberts and Stephanopoulos thanked Barbusca and the interview concluded.

“It gets to you when you are hearing what these people have been going through,” Roberts said.

Watch the powerful segment above, via ABC.

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