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Robin Roberts' support comes from fans of all ages

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"Welcome back, Robin," said 10-year-old Keon Farmer.

"Welcome back, Robin," said 10-year-old Jalynn Hinton.

"Welcome back, Robin Roberts," said 10-year-old Heaven Maurice.

Those were the words at the center of hearts and minds of children at the Qatar Center in Pass Christian.

"I would tell her that keep on being her and just shine like a diamond," said Maurice.

"Robin, you are a person who I look up to," said Farmer.

Farmer said when Robin Roberts came to visit the Boys and Girls Club a couple of weeks ago, she left a lasting impression. She motivated him to follow his dreams to become a doctor.

"I think she'd say that you know, Keon, you can be anything you want as long as you set your mind to it," said Farmer.

Roberts instilled confidence in them. So, on this special day, they wanted to mirror that encouragement.

"I'm so glad you're feeling better and welcome back, Robin," said unit director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Gulf Coast Mindy Pizzetta.

Pizzetta said the mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to enable young people to reach their full potential.

The children play in the Roberts' Family Memorial Gymnasium every day. From basketball to hula-hooping, they said Roberts is a daily inspiration to them all.

"I would like to have a positive attitude just like her," said Hinton.

"She's very nice and inspiring. She helps the community," said Jade Dorsey.

As Robin Roberts graces the Good Morning America set once again, she has the support of little hearts and minds striving to duplicate her strength.

"Robin, thank you. Thank you for all that you do," said Pizzetta.

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