Here's how the teen who recorded the George Floyd video reacted to the verdict

Darnella Frazier was 17 when she shot the footage that captured the world's attention.


The teen who stood firm capturing George Floyd's final moments for the world to see was overcome with emotion and praise after Derek Chauvin's convictions Tuesday.

"I just cried so hard," Darnella Frazier posted on Facebook.

"I was so anxious ... But to know GUILTY ON ALL 3 CHARGES !!! THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. George Floyd we did it!! justice has been served," Frazier wrote.

Floyd's aunt, Angela Harrellson, praised Frazier, who was 17 when she recorded the footage that captured the world's attention.

Derek Chauvin mug shot
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"The sad thing is, if it hadn't been for that 17-year-old girl, Darnella, it would have been another Black man that was killed by the police ... and they would have said, 'Oh, it was drugs. Oh, it was this,'" Harrellson said.

"And we would never have had the story we would have. And wouldn't be here today talking."

Minneapolis Gov. Tim Walz publicly thanked Frazier for her "humanity."

"Taking that video is maybe the only reason Derek Chauvin will go to prison," Walz said.

Oprah Winfrey also thanked Frazier and the jury.

"I cried tears of joy when the verdict was read," Winfrey tweeted. "I'm grateful to the witnesses and their testimonies. Grateful to Darnella Frazier. Grateful to every Juror for seeing and acknowledging what the world saw on that tape. Thank you, God, for real!"

Frazier replied to thousands of people who thanked her on social media.

"I can't reply to all of your beautiful comments as I wish to, but THANK YOU all of you," she wrote. "The support I had since day one carried me a long way so thank you again."