Merrick Hanna is the world’s saddest robot — and that’s why he’s America’s favorite.
“I’m kind of impersonating a robot that’s broken and floppy, pretty much,” the 12-year-old dancer prepped the judges ahead of his performance on Tuesday night’s “America’s Got Talent” season premiere.
Then he wowed them, simultaneously making a nation sob in unison.
How emotional was Hanna’s performance? Simon Cowell — of all people — led the room in a standing ovation.
Watch the video above.