VIDEO: Kobe Bryant reached out to Emmanuel Omogbo

(Austin Humphreys/The Coloradoan via AP)

People around the country have reached out to Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo, including a GoFundMe page that has nearly reached $100,000, after Omogbo’s parents and his two-year old twin niece and nephew were tragically killed in a house fire two weeks ago.

One of the people that reached out was Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who sent Omogbo a video telling him what you tell anyone in that situation: stay strong, keep your head up and keep inspiring. Omogbo posted the video to his twitter page:

Last week, when Omogbo returned to the Colorado State lineup for the first time since the fire, he received a prolonged standing ovation from the Moby Arena crowd.