WATCH: George Floyd's family's reaction after hearing the final verdict

WATCH: George Floyd's family's reaction after hearing the final verdict

"I can't breathe" was the phrase that was heard around the world and the 20th of April 2021 is the day this family has been anxiously waiting for.

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Almost a year ago, Darnella Frazier, a 17-year-old, posted a video that would start an American revolution and would spark worldwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

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The now emblematic video showed Derek Chauvin, a veteran of the Minneapolis police force, kneeling on Floyd's neck, which eventually lead to the 46-year-old's death.

Many months and a three-week trial later, what seemed like the entire world held its breath, as it waited in suspense for the final verdict to be delivered.

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A crowd assembled outside of the courtroom and people even gathered outside of Cup Foods, the site where the tragic incident took place, as they awaited any news of the sentence.

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After less than 11 hours, the jury had found Chauvin guilty on all charges and people all over the country celebrated this win that is a symbol of so much more than just a single murder.

Floyd's brother Rodney was at the courthouse, but the rest of his family members had to wait at home to hear the final verdict.

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It is a moment filled with so much emotion you can almost feel it through the screen:

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While the family received the outcome they had hoped for, it is a bittersweet moment as well.

Derek Chauvin answering for the crimes he had committed and being sentenced to up to 40 years in prison is what should be expected, but unfortunately, it won't return the innocent life that was taken.

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Since the verdict has been released, countless people have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the case and there is an overwhelming sense of relief, although many agree that this is only the beginning.

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Hopefully, this case can help America, and the rest of the world, take many more steps in the right direction, and this will not become the exception but instead become the new rule.

May you now truly rest in peace, George Floyd.

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