Sir Patrick Stewart was recently at Comicpalooza 2013, and took part in a Q&A session.

Heather Skye took the opportunity to thank the man known so well online as Captain Picard for his speech at Amnesty International covering domestic violence and his work to stop violence against women.

She then segwayed and asked Stewart what was a proud accomplishment of his he would be willing to share besides for his acting career. 

He answered, “I think you have very beautifully linked the important things together,” continuing to say his most important life work is taking a stand against domestic violence which grew out of his own childhood experience. 

Now, video of Patrick Stewart’s emotional response has gone viral, amassing over a quarter million views in one day, and appearing CBC, UpWorthy, and GlobalNews